If you are a programmer, you will know that PHP vs .NET is as old as Jay-Z vs Nas, Tupac vs Biggies, and East Coast vs West Coast, and possibly just as volatile an argument between the respective programmers who have chosen their side.
If you are in the dark, and programming (as well as Hip-Hop) is not your thing, PHP and .NET are what’s used to connect databases with dynamic web pages. However, the strange thing is, .NET should really be referred to as ASP.NET because the framework supports other programming suites completely different to PHP, therefore there is no competition. This is also one of the reasons that using a .NET developed is better because you have a wider range of programming suites that can be used.
If you are looking for programming that is easy to use, then .NET beats off its rival with ease. The .NET framework, combined with its inbuilt tools makes creating dynamic web pages as simple as making a cup of tea, yet PHP dominates the market share.
While PHP boasts an ability to operate on Linux, the decline of this operating system has negated this argument somewhat, meaning that while PHP supports more databases than .NET; the databases that .NET supports, such as Oracle, SQL Server and Microsoft Access, are just as good as the one’s PHP support.
Another reason to use .NET over PHP – .NET is considered to be more secure when implementing, and also has a hassle free transition due to a widely pre-existing Windows infrastructure.
The advantages of using a .NET developer are:
- There is a lot of support and documentation available.
- A standardised development environment
- Multi-threading abilities
- Built in reporting tools
The war between PHP and .NET will continue to rage on as both parties continue to stock up with more power and try to outdo each other. However, as a programmer, you have to figure out what requirements suite your needs best, and at the moment, the resources that .NET provides would be your best suitor.