Laravel vs Node JS which is better Laravel vs Node JS which is better

Laravel vs Node JS which is better

Both Laravel and Node JS are matured frameworks and have their own usage. They are really great frameworks that have built their own followings with a huge number of websites built on them. Comparing them will be like comparing apples with oranges. In this article, we shall cover on the pros and cons of each framework and how and where you can use them. Both Laravel and Node JS have huge libraries behind them and provide tons of inbuilt functionalities. These functionalities make website development fast, exciting, robust and highly scalable.

Both Laravel and Node JS can acts a backend to the JavaScript frontend frameworks like React JS, Vue JS, Angular JS and more. This makes them a good choice for admin panel for mobile applications allowing you to create APIs and present data in tabular and charts.


It is the most leading framework on PHP and has boosted the language by great deal. It has a very robust authentication system where you can create all kind of users. Using library like Spatie or your own middleware you can create wonders in restricting access and managing roles.

Libraries like Tailwind, Alpine JS can be used easily in Laravel making development fun and frontend aesthetically beautiful. Using Livewire, you can achieve the same level of user experience like in another JavaScript frameworks.

In fact it was the beauty of the JavaScript frameworks that propelled Laravel 8 to adapt itself to the changing web environment.

Node JS

Before Node JS came into picture, frontend frameworks were mostly using PHP or its framework as admin panel. The mix of JavaScript as frontend and PHP as backend did work but a JavaScript framework that can be used as backend would have been preferred to maintain uniformity. This is where Node JS filled the gap.

You can create your own middleware and use external libraries to create authentication token. Connecting and accessing database is simple and easy here and you can work just like in any framework.

Node JS can be used with all the JS frontend frameworks with much ease. Since the whole website is built on Java Script, the whole performance is really good.

Difference between Laravel and Node JS

Even though both the frameworks are good there are slight differences between the two which we will explore from both user and developer perspectives.


Being a JavaScript framework, Node JS adds an extra step when crawlers scan for indexing. If you use JavaScript-based frontend frameworks with this, SEO gets hampered big time. You need to use frameworks like Next JS which supposedly have been designed keeping SEO in mind.

With any kind of JS framework, you won’t be able to achieve the level of SEO that a PHP framework provides. Achieving the same level of SEO results in JS frameworks can be really difficult and takes all the benefits away from it.

Laravel on the other hand has absolutely no issue with SEO and gives very good results.

This is one of the major reasons for website development agencies like us to shift back from JS to Laravel websites.

Speed of Development

Both the frameworks have a relatively similar speed of development. In Laravel, the complete authentication system comes pre-built while you have to develop them in Node JS.

All other pages require a similar time for development with reusable components available in both.

User Experience

User experience is slightly better in Node JS as JavaScript is somewhat faster than PHP. Laravel 8 which uses AJAX to make backend real-time queries makes up for a lot of the gap.

The speed at which rendering of pages takes place is very good in Node JS, and using it with frontend frameworks makes it more exciting.


Maintaining a Laravel framework is comparatively easier than Node JS as only the specific files have to be replaced and everything works smoothly. All you have to do is maintain the coy of the codebase in your local system and replace it on the live server.

In Node JS and specifically, if you are using server-side rendering, the whole codebase needs to be pre-built, replaced on the live server and the server needs to be restarted for changes to be implemented. This can be really hectic if you have changes on regular basis.

Which one would I recommend?

We are fluent in both Laravel and Node JS and normally leave the decision to the client himself. To be honest we are a little biased towards Laravel and mostly because of the SEO benefits it provides. As a digital marketing agency in Delhi, SEO is the top priority for us and everything comes second to it.

Laravel has almost the same advantages as that Node JS and choosing it over Node JS is always the best option one can take.

How does AmitKK help?

We have the best team of developers for both Laravel and Node JS and can build almost all kinds of projects in both. Our team of developers delivers the project on time and within cost. You can get a single vendor or multi-vendor e-commerce in both Laravel and Node JS.

The cost and time of website development are also kept the same for both frameworks. The level of quality is always kept high by our testing team. Feel free to connect with us for your project.

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