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Posted on 05 May 2002 by Demian Turner

Why Choose PHP ?

  • security:
    deploy on platform of your choice

  • lightning performance
  • small server footprint / lower hardware demands
  • PHP: most popular module
    on most popular web

  • no hidden
    arising out of dependence on 3rd party modules

  • no performance
    overhead of COM objects

  • attractive learning curve for beginners
  • extensive support network and helpful community
  • countless
    postive testimonials

  • growing corporate trend recognising the benefits of the Open Source software
How PHP Stacks Up Against the Competition
graph for PHP speed comparison
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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    why dont you redo that graph and give every platform an equal chance? using different cpus and kernels and OSs I think that how it is, of course php is the fastest…

  2. Anonymous Says:

    is kinda funny… at least put them on the same hardware :rolleyes:

  3. Anonymous Says:

    The point that *everyone* seems to miss is the graph rates processing speed in terms of Hits/sec/MHz – what this means is that even though each tested machine is rated at a different MHz, this is evened out by dividing the final result by the specific MHz. In other words, the graph calculates how many hits/sec each software/hardware setup can handle *per MHz* of processing power.

    If a criticism were to be raised, it should be that the RAM of each setup is not mentioned and therefore may be unequal 😉

  4. Anonymous Says:

    You have got to be kidding. Any semi experienced and logical person is going to completely dismis this \"benchmark\" as FUD from a biased \"benchmarker\". I love and prefer PHP, but this is just wrong. Put mod_perl on the same setup and it would be almost twice as fast as PHP. Sorry, it\’s true.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Give it a try. I did, and PHP was far better than mod_perl on the same machine.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Although I am happy to see PHP have such good results, I have to join the plea to redo the graph. It\’s kind of ridiculous.

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