PHP stands for Hypertext Pre-Processor. It is a server side scripting language or programming language. It is mainly used to create dynamic webpages or web based applications. It supports all kinds of web based servers across all operating systems. It is an opensource language so it is freely available.
First PHP development started in the year 1994 by Rasums Lerdord in the year 1994. He actually used to maintain personal homepage. Later he extended to work with web forms which automatically communicates with databases and he named it as Personal Home Page Inerpreter or PHP/FI. Its syntax is less consistent and it resembles like Perl.
First version relased in the year june 1995, it is originally called as “Personal Home Page Tools(PHP Tools). Actually the first name is Personal Home Page Tools. later the second version released in the Year 1997, it supports many features that are still using in the present day.
Later versions of PHP are 3.0,4.0, 5.0,6.0,7.0. PHP 7.0 version released in the year 2015 it supports windows 64-bit integer, it also includes Scalar type declarations, Spaceship operator, anonymous classes, added Closure:: call(), uniform variable syntax and rectified internal errors.
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Python is a programming language and support object-oriented programming. It support dynamic typing, so writing code is easier. It has many built-in packages and Modules. Python is a better option for an entry level programmer.
Python was created by Guido Van Rossum and released in the year 1991 and in the year 2000 version 2.0 is released. Python 2.0 has introduced features like garbage collection and list comprehensions. In the year 2008 version 3.0 was released which is not completely backward compatible with previous versions.
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It has very quantity of frameworks whereas python has very less number of frameworks.