LifeinAsia - 5:39 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)
1) why does everybody go with php and mysql on the web? It seems that everybody is doing that. Why are they not using another programming/database language?
Ditto what coopster says about not everyone using the combo. But it does have a large base because:
1) Cost- both are free and can run on *nix or Windoze, so applications/databases can be ported with minmal (in theory anyway) difficulties.
2) Established user base- usually easy to get support and find posted code from other developers.