Why PHP is so much more popular for web-development

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jul 25 23:55:39 CEST 2007


Jeff McNeil wrote:
> Unfortunately, I also find that PHP programmers are usually more
> plentiful than their Python counterparts.  When thinking of staffing
> an organization, it's common to target a skill set that's cheaper to
> employ and easier to replace down the road if need be.
> 
Right, that's why hospitals are replacing their surgeons with butchers. 
There are so many more of them available. It's only cutting meat, after all.

> Also, larger hosting shops are hesitant to run things such as TG and
> Rails that require an additional server process.  The name of the game
> is density.  Sure, it may be easy to manage and run a TG project, but
> it's a pain to set one up on a shared hosting server.
> 
Virtualization will solve that problem.

> Lastly, I personally think it has something to do with the fact that
> so many of the popular, free, web applications are PHP based. It's
> easy for the average Web Administrator to get started with your
> standard PHP package. From there, picking up the language is the next
> logical step.
> 
There's some justice to that.

regards
  Steve
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