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I once again put forward a very intriguing question to all of you.
The fact is thst I have loaded both asp forum and php forum forum on my site as a trial. I find that asp one is taking hell lot of time to open but php one is opening very very fast.
Would like to know that is this bcz php forum is by nature fast or could be any other reason.
any input would be greatly appreciated
thanks in advance
It's fairly common to choose ASP for Windows servers and PHP for Linux, although one can run both on either platform.
If the PHP forum blew away the ASP forum on your server, go with it. If you like the features of the ASP forum better, then try to figure out why it's slow or try running it on a good Windows server with MSSQL, etc.
(1) richer feature set (than vanilla ASP)
(2) hosting is cheaper (no/low license fees to pay)
(3) independence from the Microsoft Monopoly.
I quickly found my ASP forum, which has grown to in excess of 20K lines of ASP, is far, far faster than the third party offerings, but it is frustrating trying to incorporate features that third party forums offer in ASP. Image uploads are an example where vanilla ASP fares poorly - the control with PHP is much better.
All that said, I wrote my own and so my decisions are based upon the perspective of the forum developer, rather than administrator. I even had to write all my admin stuff, which is a thankless task at the best of times...