There are a plethora of articles and blogs over the Internet with various information about PHP V/s .NET. Unfortunately, most of these blog posts are biased and typically based on promoting one over the other. In this blog post, I’ll do an unbiased comparison between PHP and .NET Site most popular programming languages in the world today.
On one side, we have PHP, the world most used and popular language on the Internet with millions of dedicated PHP web apps development companies. On the other side, we have .NET, a Microsoft platform. Now to the layman, it is not easy to know what’s right and what’s wrong with these languages.
PHP Vs ASP.NET
I have no doubt on the fact that both of these programming languages have become successful ventures, and have developed great websites.
But, the question still remains fresh for non-technical people, which platform should you choose when you start with web-apps exercise.
On one side PHP is a free open source platform while .NET is a paid Microsoft platform. PHP is a mix between a programming language and a web framework whereas .NET is a straight application framework.
Speed & Performance PHP Vs .NET
To begin with, one common misconception about website performance and speed is that the language you choose to code in determines your website’s overall performance.
In reality, however, there is very little difference between the performance of PHP websites and .NET websites.
For example, take one of the most common tasks of any web application which is to query a database and output the results on the web server— and ultimately to the end user’s browser.
In the aforementioned scenario, the coding language is simply communicating with the database and web servers to produce the desired outcome.
Both PHP andare equally equipped to access file systems, find images, and display pages on a web server and the speed of these performances rely much more on the database server, end user’s computer, and bandwidth, etc.
Support PHP Vs .NET
PHP is open source and its pool of developers is far larger than .NET(which is windows based). That being said both boast vibrant communities that post regularly to online forums, so if you are looking for answers to problems, you’re likely to find both communities helpful.
That being said, while the .NET
there are quite a few fewer support contributors who are willing and able to post to forums and answer questions about .NET challenges.
In contrast to this, PHP is such a widely used language that there are plenty of friendly developers active on different forums who are more than willing to offer free advice and guidance to those who ask for it.