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Which Is Better PHP or ASP.NET?

Well, both of these are highly popular and have a wide audience base. The developer’s community of both these platforms are also wide. This makes choosing either one of them very difficult for the newbies looking to join an ASP.NET or PHP training program. On one side there is PHP which is the most basic scripting language and on another side, ASP.NET have a brand name like Microsoft attached to it. Let’s know about both of them, their pros and cons and then decide which is better.

PHP

It is an open source programming language used for developing web pages. The best thing about PHP is that it is simple and easy and best for the beginners to adapt. It offers plenty of advanced features as well of the professional and advanced developers.

Pros

One of the best things PHP language offers is that it offers agile development. The app development industry is always in a hurry and needs the development and deployment process to be really really fast which PHP offers. Hence, for those companies that do multiple productions in one single day, PHP can be highly beneficial. Along with the Speed, the language does not compromise on the security of the app. The maintenance is also quite easy and if any issue arises, there is big developers community always on the toes to help.

Cons

With all the bright and shining benefits mentioned above, it does have some drawbacks. It has a slower execution process and also has limitations in solving certain problems. You will not need much time in learning PHP but, you will definitely need a considerable amount of time for mastering it.

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Popular websites built using PHP

  • Wikipedia
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Yahoo
  • MailChimp
  • WordPress.com
  • Tumblr
  • iStockPhoto

 

ASP.NET

It’s an open source web development tool developed by Microsoft. It is used for developing web apps and web pages. It is written in .Net language and support languages like python and pearl.

Pros

There is this extra ease of setting up or let’s say about the flexibility of adding or removing new features whenever needed. Also being an open source and cross-platform framework, it is compatible with almost anything. Microsoft announces that in no time it will be as popular as that of Node.js and Ruby.

Cons

This framework is not much easy going in case of the changes or documentation gaps. Also, because it is quite fresh, there are not many supporting tools and also very limited basic features. There are alternatives for making use of the external tools but getting heads up before use is advisable.

Popular websites developed using ASP.NET

  • Microsoft
  • Dell
  • GoDaddy
  • StackOverflow
  • TacoBell.com
  • Diply.com
  • Visual Studio
  • Wild tangent

 

Difference Between PHP and ASP.NET

 

Points of difference

PHP

ASP.NET

License cost

Freely available

Have to pay licence charges

Core focus

UI and client facing

Functionality and security

Community support

Massive community support

Less but dedicated community support

Security

Low security

Highly secure

Customization

Highly flexible for customization

Less flexible for customization

Speed

Slower for desktop apps

Fast for desktop apps

Supports

Small to medium web solutions

Medium to large enterprise apps

Type

Server side scripting language

Web application framework

Developed by

Rasmus Lerdorf

Microsoft

Which Is Better?

Both have their pros which are too good and both have their cons which we want to be eliminated. However, if you are a newbie or a final year student looking to join a live training program and start your career, I suggest PHP would be a better choice. The language is easy, simple, and have wide community support as compared to ASP.NET.

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