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    I m just a beginner but i want know what are pros and cons of asp...if you can tell me..

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    ASP is a pretty powerful server-side scripting language that uses VBScript to generate dynamic webpages. It can be used to create anything from e-commerce sites to bulletin boards. It requires a server running MS Windows (NT or 2k) and IIS. There is a Linux-based alternative called Chili-Soft, but it can be expensive.

    Personally, I prefer the open-source alternative of PHP. It has many of the same features but is more powerful. And it's also free!
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    There also is another alternative to ChilliSoft Asp called Apache::Asp (and it's free too). This uses mod_perl and perferably an installation of Apache which is not set up using an RPM. Try doing a search on the Apache website for more details:
    http://www.apache.org
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    I am interesting in this apache module. Can someone tell me any more about it?
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    This is a "" from professional php programming

    "The one major disadvantage of using asp is that it can only be used with a microsoft web server"

    [Edited by lfabbric on 01-18-2001 at 07:53 AM]
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    PHP vs. ASP


    Originally posted by chris22


    Personally, I prefer the open-source alternative of PHP. It has many of the same features but is more powerful. And it's also free!
    I am also struggling with the ASP vs. PHP dilemma. Can you offer a good starting point for PHP? Website, book, or otherwise?
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    Thumbs down ASP and NT Servers


    Hi,

    I really wouldn't want to use ASP for any project the had to be reliable. In my experience NT servers are in the habit fo falling down quite a lot and need constant supervision.

    It's really horses for courses... you got a VB background then your probably going to take to ASP quite quickly. If you've any experience of class based langauges then PHP will seem like second nature.

    Good book: Professional PHP Programming

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    I agree with the choice of php over asp. If anything, for the simple facts that it is free, it is (on a *NIX machine) fast and RELIABLE, and it is so well documented that I haven't come across a problem yet that I couldn't find a tutorial on or an execllent explanation in the online manual http://php.net/manual. For anyone but a hardcore VB programmer I would recommend php.

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    I just posted this URL in another thread but it seems to apply here as well.

    http://www.devshed.com/Talk/BrainDump/PHP/

    Hope this helps a little with the cons.
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