ecommerce solutions: php versus asp thoughts on the comparative advantges re ecomm.?
Hi, does anybody have any opinions why people sometimes prefer using php shopping cart solutions/ecommerce solutions?
I'm preparing some work for a potential client and after examing the different programming/solutions/possibilities we can definitely do the job using a PHP solution but using php for a shopping cart is it really really comparable and secure as using asp?
Any experience with this, sure php is cheaper and open source stuff is on the php side more, but it is not usually that common or popular is it? Due to the fact it is not secure compared to asp technology.
I would love to hear any opinions or thoughts on the general comparative advantages of php programming for open source/shopping cart e commerce solutions versus asp programming for the same solution.
Hi Garg, I like asking experts like you on this subject, I have been told by an expert that in fact he personally would without question consider php running on a linux server to be *vastly and absolutely and unquestionably* much much less secure than asp.
Which makes sense. When one considers the money that is invested in ASP and that php is not commercial I would expect this to be the logical result.
Well somewhat. I have spoken to a lot of programmers & I have a few great ones on staff. Mine actually do not mind coding either in ASP or PHP. I have asked them what they prefer - no preference. I also have one .NET programmer - that is all he knows.
It just all boils down to your preference. As you can read about the other threads - most programmers have some very devoted thoughts. Myself, I do not get involved in it. I ask what my client wants. If they have no preference, I usually ask them for ASP, since I do know some on that @ least.
I noticed the same thing, I suppose people work with the language as thier tool and so become attached, kind of like if your a Euston Oilers supporter or a Tampa Bay Rhinos supporter. (is is Tampa Bay Rhinos)? or maybe Tampa Tigers, I can't remember.
My interest is purely in the functionality and utilitarian value of each tool.
The Dallas Cowboys. I don't follow American football since living in Europe now but it used to be that the Cowboys were one of the most successful teams in the states. It allways used to be the stealers and the cowboys.
Washington Redskins all the way. (yes, no wisecracks --- the last few seasons haven't been that great but I'm keepin' the faith!)
In regards to your question, however... how "safe" either system is largely depends on the skills & vigilence of whatever admin(s) are maintaining it.
There are far more attacks & viruses built to assault Windows systems on a widespread basis than Linux systems. But there are always new exploits being discovered for either.
I think the basic difference is that Linux is open source and thus there is a larger community supporting it - both finding & discovering means of defending against security issues. Whereas with MS, you are dealing with a proprietary system in which the patches & fixes generally come from the same (or one of just a few) sources.
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Redskins? Ohh yeah they are quite well known as well. I mean for example far away in a place like Europe/Uk where US football is not mainstream, people would have heard of the Dallas Cowboys and also the Redskins
Well cdg, its a totally interesting concept this open source development versus the mighty corporates.
Interesting in that platforms such as linux are more popular on servers than windows. I mean without making the situation complex that sais to me *success*. Then their is "lamp".
I'm very interested in actually putting each *area* to its best use. To me that represents value.