This blog I write today that about to PHP vs .NET. I’m ex. Microsoft Student Partner and Microsoft Certified Developers even if I’m oppose to .NET. Why? Find my answers below.
PHP is a free open source. So, we should not need to pay any fees for PHP. PHP is runs on various operating system. Such like Windows, Linux, Mac etc. PHP is also run on many servers like Apache, IIS, *gix etc. Windows, Mac are not free. So, you should always use with Linux, Apache.
Many MNC companies are used Java, PHP. Because no need to pay for open source. For, open source there are many open community, projects available. Now a day many websites build in PHP. Facebook is also build with PHP, MySQL.
There are many software packages available for PHP on various operating system. There are many versions for PHP. But every new version, no need to upgrade your software such like OS, editor etc. You should have to upgrade only PHP, Servers and Database and its cost-free. But in .NET every year Microsoft upgrade the software version such like OS, visual studio, .NET framework etc… For e.g. Before 3 years ago. I was developed windows 8 apps using visual studio 2012 with win 8. But if you want to develop win 10 app then you must have to install visual studio 2015 with windows 10 OS. So, you have to pay fees for OS, visual studio etc. You have to invest every time while any upgrades available for .NET technologies. In, PHP there are many open community available for free help as well as forums. You should have modified the code as per your risk. But you never changed the code in .NET technologies because of close source.
There are many free editors available for PHP, MySQL. Like NetBeans and MySQL WorkBench.
PHP is an interpreter. So, you don’t need to compile unlike .NET technologies. Nowadays php supports pure OOPS. In.NET technologies, you want high configuration system. But in PHP no need of any high configuration system in Linux only.
So, as per my view and experience, PHP is a better than .NET in terms of Costs, Scalability and Performance.