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Is ASP as good as PHP


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#1 skilletsteve

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:29 PM

I have heard from many web designers that PHP is better than ASP, but I still notice a lot of sites using ASP. Is ASP as good as PHP?
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:56 AM

Yes, ASP is as good if not better than PHP. I love PHP and prefer PHP so I'm not being biased either. I hate ASP but you can do a lot of things with ASP that can't be done with PHP. The downside is it is a lot harder to code and you usually need a Windows Server for the newer ASP.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:53 AM

I see a lot of sites with .asp extention so I know they're using it, but I'm more used to PHP, and I just think it sounds better. I can't tell the difference though.
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 07:41 AM

ASP is good, but PHP is just better. ASP can do just about whatever PHP can, but I find that PHP is easier and tends to work better.
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 02:26 PM

IMO ASP is better than PHP but twice as hard to use.
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 01:23 PM

Well I've seen a lot of PHP sites, and hardly any ASP sites, and PHP is great. I don't see how ASP could be any better.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:51 PM

Going for a huge practical differences: ASP requires an IIS server to run, so you have to purchase both ASP and IIS from Microsoft. PHP will run on IIS or Apache, so you can get both PHP and Apache for free, and drop them on a Linux box.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 03:37 PM

I think ASP is horrible compared to PHP but that is my take on it.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:04 PM

With me starting the [PHP Sucks!] thread I'd have to say that ASP kills PHP.
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 02:42 PM

Going for a huge practical differences: ASP requires an IIS server to run, so you have to purchase both ASP and IIS from Microsoft. PHP will run on IIS or Apache, so you can get both PHP and Apache for free, and drop them on a Linux box.


ASP doesnt need IIS, can be run on other servers, admittedly not as well as PHP though. And ASP and IIS both do not need purchasing, ASP is a language so does not need anything other than notepad to create, and IIS comes is included as standard with win XP pro, server etc
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#11 WingedPanther73

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 03:02 PM

I stand corrected.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 03:37 PM

I hate languages you have to purchase, and those languages are usually harder to use.
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