Why PHP is so much more popular for web-development

walterbyrd walterbyrd at iname.com
Wed Jul 25 21:34:08 CEST 2007


On Jul 25, 12:40 pm, Carsten Haese <cars... at uniqsys.com> wrote:

> What exactly could Python learn from PHP?

Remember, I'm a noob, I'm not trolling.

When I posted "Python" I meant the Python web-developement world. In
particular, python frameworks, like CherryPy, have requirements that
are not realistic for most shared hosting plans.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I often get the idea that those  who develop
python frameworks don't give a thought to the realities of shared
hosting. They seem to think that everybody has complete control over
the server. Things are very different in the PHP universe.

To use codeignitor as an example, again. On the "why  codeignitor"
part of the welcome page you will find:

---
CodeIgniter is right for you if...
* You need broad compatibility with standard hosting accounts that run
a variety of PHP versions and configurations.
* You want a framework that requires nearly zero configuration.
* You want a framework that does not require you to use the command
line.
---

I don't seem to see Python frameworks using those sorts of selling
points. Posting as a noob, who is struggling to get django configured
on dreamhost, I gotta tell 'ya: those selling points look awfully
attractive.

The point is: PHP framework makers are very considerate of the
realities of shared hosting. Python framework makers don't seem to
give it a thought. Just maybe, that's something that Python could
learn from PHP.





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