I have a project in my mind and since I´m not that experienced with backend, I would like to ask if there is any danger/impossibility/performance weakness in either PHP or nodeJs for this kind of project. Recommendations to a specific framework (eg. cron job) are highly appreciated.


  • Scheduled script running every night

  • Read out a windows fileserver with every document in every subfolder (Arround 10 000 files)

  • Store every document in a postgress database with some basic informations (only newly added)

  • Informations I would like to store: Title, Creator, Path

  • Tags based on folder paths

So not the biggest project in the first step and I think both nodeJS and PHP could handle it. Since I´m not very skilled in either I want to start learning the right one deeper.

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