Sat 19 Oct, 2013 03:07 am
PHP is a very simple and powerful server side scripting language for creating dynamic web-applications.
One of the major advantages of PHP over other scripting languages is its simplicity. If you have the knowledge of basic programming concepts, such as C or C++, then you can work independently and easily learn this technology.
When we talk about the market scenario, more than 5 million servers run PHP, and it has a great community. Also, PHP being an open source technology, it is very cost effective, as we need not purchase licenses while running PHP based applications over public IP. It is a dynamic language, so we need a database such as MySql ,which is also open source, a server like apache, and an operating system like Linux, which is open source as well.
According to the above statements we see it is an entirely “Open Source” technology, so PHP based applications, including database, server and operating system, are free.
DotNet vs PHP
As seen in the market scenario, PHP is more popular than DotNet (ASP.Net) and other Scripting Languages; it is used by more websites than any of its competitors is.
It is very fast and has been increasing in popularity day by day .
PHP is always one step ahead of DotNet, for example:
Purchasing License - as you know, PHP is an open source technology, so cost of applications is always very less than that of DotNet.
Framework - There are hundreds of PHP frameworks available in the market, such as Zend, CakePHP, CodeIgnitor, Symfony, Smarty etc., which are also open-source; when we talk about DotNet, we see that it has only one framework, called .Net Framework, which is not free.
Community - If you need any kind of Help regarding PHP, thousands of blogs and forums are available; the community for DotNet is slightly less widespread, and answers to queries are not as readily available.
Server - PHP supports any server, such as MIIS (Microsoft Internet Information Server), Apache, Tomcat etc., and Apache server is compatible with PHP because it is Open-Source as well. This is not the case with DotNet.
Security - PHP is a very secure language as compared to others.