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    PHP vs ASP

    What are the upsides and downsides of each? If I'm already proficient in VB and half decent at ASP is there any reason I should look at porint my ASP pages? I've always seemed to notice that there seem to be more PHP pages around, I figure there must be a reason.

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    Good threads, thanks.

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    One that I didn't see mentioned:

    Apache can be installed on WinXP HOME Addition, IIS & PWS cannot (well not without some serious kludge-hacks).

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    I believe it's only xp pro that has those options. I noticed them on there anyway when I had it for 2 whole frustrating days

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    Originally posted by Nightfire
    I believe it's only xp pro that has those options.
    From Win95 to Win XP you can run PWS and/or IIS. The only exception is XP Home
    http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_install.asp

    But that you can't install PWS or IIS on it is a strange reason to choose PHP.
    I'd look at it the other way around : The simple fact that ASP only runs on IIS or PWS and not on Apache* is quite a good reason to choose PHP, even if you could run IIS on your machine.

    Windows hosting will always be more expensive and will probably come with SQL Server as a db. (Which will make it even a bit more expensive)
    Then there are a lott of PHP functions where you need a (commercial) component for in ASP...
    I've used both ASP and PHP and i prefer PHP. It's so much easier to send mail, upload files, create and manipulate images, ftp, create PDF's, encode/encrypt, ... with PHP then with ASP.
    Just my opinion.


    *unless you by the commercial Chilisoft package or use Perl as a scripting language.

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    Yeah sorry, I meant pws/iis


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