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What is the best scripting language for creating a website?

11:27 am on Jan 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

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hi guy,i want to creating one website for my business with proper design And security.

which is best language for creating website PHP or ASP.NET
10:17 pm on Jan 27, 2014 (gmt 0)


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welcome to WebmasterWorld, deepitseo!

what do you need your website to do besides serve static resources?
1:06 am on Jan 29, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Another important point to take on-board is what are your skill sets?

In theory, both the languages you mentioned are fine, and both will be capable of doing the same thing, just in very different ways.

The argument over what is the better language could go on and on :-) The simple answer is both are good, they just do things in a very different way.

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Very few people are proficient in both and will tend to recommend the one they know better.
12:08 pm on June 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I think html is the best language to develop website. Because html is the basic and common language. It is very easy to visit the html website, because it is not directly connection with database.Other option is php.
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I think html is the best language to develop website.

Y'know, sometimes I really miss a ROTFLMAO emoticon...
1:08 am on June 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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These are different fish that swim on different server operating systems (OS). PHP is usually used on Apache web servers while ASP.NET requires a Windows server.

So the choice to make before even considering the "programming language" for the site is... what type of web server? Apache is most commonly available and hosting is usually the cheapest because the OS licensing is free. Windows OS requires licensing and will cost more to host.

The performance difference between these OS is not comparable except for variations in machine resources. Most established hosts cater for both because there is a difference in what each can do when it comes to application support.

When it comes to programming language it does depend on your skills and comparing "PHP with ASP.NET" is not a good choice for comparison because ASP.NET is actually very limiting as it is not pure code and requires licensed software to compile. Then once it is compiled those resources (DLLs) are not easy to update without recompiling.

So a better comparison would be what is the difference between PHP and Classic ASP as they are both pure code. PHP is used on Apache and ASP runs on Windows servers.

PHP coders will argue that PHP is more powerful and you can do a lot more. But I can tell you that there is nothing that can be done using PHP that cannot be done using ASP that is of any consequence when taking into account the fact that Windows applications cannot run on an Apache server.

By "Windows application" I mean all software that runs on your local Windows workstation can be run on a Windows server and interfaced with your web site. For example you can install Microsoft Office products or even OpenOffice on the server and have users upload all sorts of file types for conversion to almost any other type of file for inclusion or display on your web pages.

And this is why I use Windows with ASP in all of my complex web applications. But if you are simply building web sites to run ads and blogs then I recommend PHP on Apache because it is cheaper hosting and add-ons are usually free and abundant.

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