PHP vs otherstuff

  • 19 years ago

    I'm starting on PHP right now...but what are some advantages of learning it? (over like javascript and plain html) Am i going to be able to make a kickass website like this if i get good at it?

  • 19 years ago

    Yes! PHP can't really be compared to JavaScript or HTML, as it is run on the server rather than the client. If you know ASP, then PHP is the unix equivilant (except it runs on Windows too!). PHP basically lets you generate pages on the fly depending on the data that has been passed to it. For example, on this site, I don't have 1000 pages with
    etc, I have a PHP script which parses the ID from the URL, and retreives the pages from the database.

  • 18 years ago

    ... don't you mean you have an ASP page where a PHP script could do the same thing?

  • 18 years ago

    ... at the time I wrote that response, the site was using php

  • 18 years ago

    oh rite

    what made you decide to change to ASP then? isn't PHP supposedly more reliable and fast? dunno, myself, i use both

    i noticed in a post you'd posted in january that you were taking exams. if you don't mind me enquiring, which level were they? (A2/Uni etc.)

    also how much do you charge people to advertise here? i'm wondering how much i should charge, i suppose the number of hits is involved... would any advertisers be interested in a 200-a-day site?

  • 18 years ago

    Linux -> PHP -> SQL

    The three things you need. Probably Xfree to

  • 18 years ago

    you could also do with Apache

  • 18 years ago

    omg this post was like a year old i can't beleive its still on the servers!

  • 18 years ago


    yep... must be about as old a post as you can get... haven't bothered to clear up the forum yet though... blame paulfp for bringing it up again


    simple reason? I'd been offered free hosting by MaximumASP, and wanted to take them up on it plus I wanted to learn anyway, so I went ahead and switched from php to

    In January 2002, i was taking an AS physics module, but I'm taking my final A Level exams now

    advertising.... well... to be honest, it depends who asks us... We usually aim for $2 per 1000 impressions as a minimum, but the banner networks tend to get us far less than that... (we serve around 1 million impressions a month).

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