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PHP Vs. ASP.NET?

Discussion in 'General Scripting Chat' started by agag2, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi

    I have an option to develop my website in PHP or ASP.NET for the same cost - which do you recommend I use? In terms of speed, security, stability and future code upgrades?

    I did do a Google search and I see no reason to use PHP over .net except for the fact that it would be easier for other developers to maintain the code base in the future. Also I would need windows to run .net which costs a bit more.

    What's your take?

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  2. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    .....Anyone?

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  3. MrKhiem

    MrKhiem Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you need more security, I think ASP.NET is the viable choice.

    I always prefer PHP over .net for website development, because it's fast, easy-to-maintain and everything about the cost (maintenance, scalability, server providers etc...). I only use .net in some very important projects like banking systems, sports betting, well let's say anything related to the user's money balance on the website.

    Though PHP vs ASP.NET is a huge topic and I'm sure you don't want to raise flames... There's already a bunch of this topic on stackoverflow that you should research and choose the most appropriate language for your project.

    Standing from a web developer point of view. That's just my humble opinion.
     
  4. DatUser

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    I personally like php over all the other languages I know for developing websites. (I don't know asp.net just fyi). You can write insecure code with any language. Php will be easier to maintain in the future but asp.net probably has higher skilled individuals and May be more expensive to maintain in the future.
     
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    I fail to remember a website, done with ASP.NET, that was at least fast. And I fail to remember a website powered by ASP.NET that wasnt buggy.

    IMHO PHP is a good choice. ASP is on the market only because Microsoft managed to push its product into universities, which resulted in a lot of developers familiar with it. It probably wouldn't survive the natural selection otherwise.
     
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  6. Gogol

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    ASP.NET is not even close to what PHP offers. Somebody pointed out security, but I find that dotnet systems are easier to hack than php ( not going into further details on this). The best of all, PHP is open source, while ASP.net is not YET open source ( but pretty soon it will be). Go for php without a doubt.

    The only advantage that dotnet had previously is the fact that it had built in MVC architecture.. but with the current frameworks like yii, symphony etc, that's no more a problem..
     
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  7. agag2

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    It seems like the benefit of PHP is only for the developer not for the client.. My developer is not charging me more to use asp.net and he is more skilled in asp.net (although he knows PHP too) - taking this into account which one do you suggest I use?

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    It benefits the clients in terms of total project cost. It surely does.. Plus server expense per month is considerably lower because you will be using linux most of the time.
     
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    Vanrithy Power Member

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    If you really want to work with your developer that know ASP than PHP, it's already decided.
     
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    Yeah.. My vote is too for ASP. Biggest Plus for me is the security it offers over PHP being an open source.
     
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    This. You'll end up paying more in the long run, because while your developer might not charge more for asp.net, I'm pretty sure other developers will, based on the fact that it isn't as popular as PHP.
     
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    Maint advantage of PHP over ASP are:

    first is SERVER cost is too much less for PHP over asp.
    Easy to find devs for support and maintenance.
    Scale ability of PHP apps are a lot easier and cost effective than asp too.

    I always prefer PHP for those two main reasons over asp at first.
     
  14. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Moved to the proper section.
     
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    It's not the fault of the programming languages but the developers themselves. In addition, it's not the fault of OPEN SOURCE or not but the users themselves (I bet you don't hate WordPress, Drupal or Joomla because they're open source).

    What would you choose if the ASP developers are not so expert to do your project and PHP developers know there way around?

    Both languages are good only if the developers know what they're doing with these languages.
     
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    Hmm! My vote for PHP language only. Very user friendly, easy customization and much more.
     
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    Yeah, Facebook (PHP) and Orkut (asp.net) are real life examples of your theory.