Why PHP is so much more popular for web-development

walterbyrd walterbyrd at iname.com
Thu Jul 26 00:31:45 CEST 2007


On Jul 25, 3:55 pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> 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.
>

Hospitals probably would if they could. Healthcare is extremely
regulated. Software development, web or otherwise, is still the wild-
west. Besides, I don't think it's quite fair to characterize all PHP
developers as "butchers" and Python developers as "surgeons." Python
may be superior to PHP, but come on now. Besides, I see about 100X
more ads for PHP programmers, than Python programmers. My guess is
that there probably are a lot more PHP developers, especially web-
developers.

> > 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.
>

I can get PHP hosting for $10/year. Will I be able to get a virtual
host for that?




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