by Jamal A
The article I read for this week explains the top six reasons to use. Net. In this article author compared ASP .NET VS. PHP.  According to the author, there are quite a few reasons that make the ASP.NET better than PHP. First of all speed, all .NET applications, ASP.NET applications are compiled. This makes them much faster than PHP, whose applications are interpreted. Furthermore, author mentioned that ASP.NET is written using Object Oriented programming languages of your choice. PHP is just a simple scripting language in comparison to .NET languages like C++, C#, Visual Basic.NET, Java Scrip.NET, and so on. However according to the author, the PHP is definitely more clean and concise than classic ASP (with vbscript or javascript), but it’s a mess compared to C#, J#, or even VB.NET, which are the common languages used for ASP.NET apps. ASP.NET scales much better than PHP or classic ASP does, but it costs more to host on account if it needing to run on a windows server. Author mentioned that PHP is the better choice for a quick and dirty site that doesn’t need a ton of code.

I believe this relates to class because it mentioned everything that we have learned so far. However, I think ASP.NET is favored by large organizations because the extra money they spend on infrastructure is nothing compared to how much they save in developer costs because ASP.NET is much, much faster to develop large applications in than PHP. I believe there are good and bad things about both languages and it mostly come down to preference and which one you are comfortable with. I learned a lot from this article and i think everyone should read this once.

Mattias, J. (2002, August 5). Debate – .NET V. PHP: Top 6 Reasons to Use .NET Article – SitePoint. SitePoint » Learn CSS | HTML5 | JavaScript | WordPress | Tutorials-Web Development | Reference | Books and More —. Retrieved June 3, 2012, from

4 thoughts on “ASP.NET VS PHP

  • June 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for the comparison of the two. I always wondered what the differences where between ASP.NET and PHP. Even though ASP.NET might cost more than PHP I guess it is worth it depending on what your website does. I would still like to get a chance to try PHP first hand myself to see the differences, but overall great article!

  • June 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Nice stuff! I agree with Antonio. Was always wondering what the different between ASP.NET and PHP were. I didnt know ASP.NET applications were faster because they are compiled.

  • June 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    This is a rather interesting, as we barely touched PHP in the class, I had wondered how PHP compared to ASP.NET. I understand now that PHP geared more toward the smaller web-development group, not needing to run the more robust features that .Net provides.

  • June 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Yeah, it’s always interesting to see when certain languages have a stronger application than others. Especially when it’s a language that I have no experience with like PHP. Good to know that ASP.NET is generally considered the more valuable of the two skills (though I don’t see why learning both would hurt haha)

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