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PHP Vs ASP.NET: Which one to choose

Published on 24 March 17

Certainly, two of the heavyweights of scripting language are PHP and Each of them poses specific interest and quality. On one hand we have PHP, the world most used and popular language on the Internet with millions of dedicated developers. On the other hand we have, which is backed by the IT giant Microsoft itself.

In this article we will do unbiased comparison between both the language giants, which would eventually help you to figure out the best suited platform for your project.

· Cost

On this aspect, there is nothing much to think about.

PHP is an open source, and thus it is completely free. Whether you have Linux, Mac or windows, you need not worry about the cost and can use this scripting language.

Whereas when it comes to, it is a Microsoft project that means certain cost is associated with its development. It mandatorily requires window hosting to run this language but if you use a Mac or Linux you can use the Mono project to use ASP.NET.

· Scalability

Both and PHP are highly scalable languages. It is certainly the fact of choice and preference of the developer. Also, the hired talent is an influencing factor. There is very mild difference between two, as PHP being clunkier as a language in comparison to which has low learning curves.

Their scalability can be judged from the fact that facebook which is the most popular social networking website is originally built on PHP whereas few other famous sites are made on

· Speed and Performance

There is an absolute misconception among the developers that speed and performance of website depends on language. It is completely wrong; the performance depends on interaction between the script, the database and the server. Both PHP and ASP.NET web development are equally equipped to access images and files.

Basically web applications written on languages follow a definite rule, i.e. – Operating system, server, database, scripting language. The main difference between these two comes on database as PHP use MySQL and use MSSQL. In this aspect PHP + MySQL has little edge over + MSSQL.

· Support

PHP being free and the most popular language, it has huge open source developer community which is far larger than On the other hand is an entity of Microsoft, so it has a group of professional developer, who are present there to solve your problem.

Being a beginner, PHP is preferable as the open source community is very helpful. Basically, one gets help from the both backend community for sure, but PHP comes little swifter than

Easy to learn

The answer to this question is very obvious, it is PHP. Basically, is written in C# language which is completely based on syntax, and very hard to learn and understand. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for experienced programmer too, to remember it.

Whereas, PHP is easy to learn and understand, which is reflected from the huge number of professional working on it. For seasonal and beginners PHP is the first choice.

From above comparison, one could determine the fact that why PHP is most post popular language on Internet. ASP dot net company should be hired when; the scale of the project is high and much complex.

Addison is a journalist, social media experimentalist, and blogger at TheOneSpy Blog. He is a passionate technology writer and contributes towards mobile security, cell phone spy software and social Issues.
This blog is listed under Open Source and Development & Implementations Community

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