ASP or PHP ?

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    ASP or PHP ?

    I really so confused .. I wish to learn either ASP or PHP??
    but what is better???

    i heard that ASP.Net is much better but i found many sites made by PHP??
    so which is better?

    thanks in advance

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    PHP

    ASP has been corrupted by MS

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    Learn PHP first, and after you're pretty good at it learn ASP (by learning VB first, probably) since it might come in handy.

    Even if it only comes in handy in helping to argue that PHP is better
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    PHP, hands down. ASP is Windows Server specific. You can use PHP on either type of server and get the same results.

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    Ok I thought ASP was windows only but wasn't sure. Aren't the majority of web servers *nix based?

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    "majority" is a sketchy statement to make. I would wager that it's more like 50%.... but google won't turn up any decent stats for me to base that on.

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    Its hard to tell since windows can use the \ or / directory structure. I just didn't think that windows web server's were that popular. But thats based off of personal observation and not hard fact.

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    Ever heard of IIS? And the horrible virus that took half the web offline about a year ago?

    There are plenty of IIS servers out there.

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    And it's more popular than I'd like to admit. Personally, I hate it. I'd choose Apache over IIS anyday.

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    I've heard of IIS and then I got stuck down by a penguin. Didn't hear about the virus that took down those servers.

    Apache is a really nice server, thats what I am using.

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    I am asking about capabilities and ease of education and use also about popularity which is better?
    I really dont know why do u hate microsoft that much

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    PHP is easy has heck to learn. From personal observation PHP seems more popular the ASP.

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    thanks Thantos i will start learning PHP .. i wish i can learn it quickly

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    If you know C syntax, PHP will be almost second hand. It uses the same format for a lot of the commands and some of the commands are EXACTLY the same.

    And while PHP is popular Thantos, I'd be willing to wager that ASP is just as widely used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    If you know C syntax, PHP will be almost second hand. It uses the same format for a lot of the commands and some of the commands are EXACTLY the same.

    Just like to point out that if you use JScript (M$ Javascript) with ASP then the syntax is also very C/C++ like

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