Whenever there is a need for inter-linking hugely databases to generate database driven websites, web programmers or web developers unanimously agree on using PHP programming or ASP.Net programming. ASP ( Active-server-pages) and PHP ( Hyper text preprocessor) are considered as the two most popular and standard web programming languages because of their unique advantages over other web development languages. Both ASP.Net and PHP are developed to provide support to dynamic database driven websites. ASP.Net works smoothly on Microsoft products and it can be used with only IIS (Internet Information Server); whereas PHP can be run on any kind of platform as well as it can be connected with different types of databases.
ASP.Net is comparatively new programming language which was launched in 2002 by Microsoft. This web development language is best for building web applications, web services and dynamic websites. On the other hand PHP was launched in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf. It is an open source software and it can be downloaded for free under the PHP license. PHP and ASP.Net have some other differences too, which are elaborated below:
As PHP uses MySQL for the purpose of database connectivity, it is highly flexible in nature. Another important fact is that it will incur extra expenditure because MySQL can be accessed for free. Whereas, ASP.Net uses MS-SQL for connecting database but MS-SQL can not be availed free from Microsoft.
Linux can be used for running PHP programs and Linux is free operating system. Therefore, the cost of developing a website in PHP language is remarkably low. On the other hand, you need to install Internet Information Server (IIS)on a Windows server platform if you want to run ASP.Net program. As Windows server platform is not a free product, the cost of production is bounded to be increased.
General Run Time
It has been observed that ASP.Net code runs slower than PHP code. This is because ASP.Net utilizes server space while running whereas inbuilt memory space is used by PHP while running.
ASP.Net codes are somewhat complicated and a web developer needs to work hard to get the hang of it. But PHP codes are very simple and a programmer does not have to make a diligent effort because it is comparatively easier than other types of programming languages.
Platform Connectivity Issue
ASP codes are usually run on Windows platforms but if you install ASP-Apache in the server than it can run on Linux platform as well. PHP has a unique advantage in this issue. Its codes can be linked with different types of platforms such as Windows, Linux and UNIX.
Cost of Tools
PHP codes are available for free in various forums and blogs as it is a open source software. Furthermore, some useful tools that can be used in PHP are also available for free. However, no such free tools are available for ASP.Net.
Background Language Support
The codes that are used in PHP are very much similar to that of C++ language and its syntax resembles the syntax used in C and C++. Therefore, if you have a fair knowledge in C++ or C, you will not face any difficulty while coding PHP language. However, the syntax of ASP is more or less similar to that of Visual basic syntax and this is all but simple.
Though PHP can offer enough measures for ensuring data security, ASP. Net is reputed for creating sophisticated techniques to ensure the safety of confidential data. This is the reason why government organizations opt for ASP.Net.
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