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Php4.3.3 only CGI

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Hi,all gurus,

I see latest release Php4.3.3 includes CGI only at :
http://www.php.net/downloads.php

So is this correct that it is not server side scripting engine as ASP does ?
Plz anyone compare ASP+MySQL and Php+MySQL on adv/disadv on web database
application (eg: ticketing & stock control system) ?

Regards
Hoe
Jul 16 '05 #1
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RG

"tnhoe" <tn***@pc.jaring.my> wrote in message
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Hi,all gurus,

I see latest release Php4.3.3 includes CGI only at :
http://www.php.net/downloads.php

So is this correct that it is not server side scripting engine as ASP does ? Plz anyone compare ASP+MySQL and Php+MySQL on adv/disadv on web database
application (eg: ticketing & stock control system) ?

Regards
Hoe

PHP uses the zend engine which is a server side scripting engine.
There are a few advantages to PHP:
IMHO:
Easier to understand the code
It's free unlike MS products
More servers run it making hosting cheaper
Faster than ASP
Just my 2 cents worth
RG


Jul 16 '05 #2

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KAH
"tnhoe" <tn***@pc.jaring.my> wrote in news:bj**********@news5.jaring.my:
I see latest release Php4.3.3 includes CGI only at :
http://www.php.net/downloads.php

So is this correct that it is not server side scripting engine as ASP
does ? Plz anyone compare ASP+MySQL and Php+MySQL on adv/disadv on web
database application (eg: ticketing & stock control system) ?


The latest PHP install program comes with CGI only. Just download the
zipped version, it comes with SAPIs and all the bells & whistles.

PHP is not a scripting engine. It's a scripting language, powered by the
PHP interpreter, which relies on the Zend Engine. That makes it different
from ASP, ASP being a scripting platform.

If you ask which is best in a PHP group, what answer do you expect,
honestly? :-)

An argument the other reply didn't mention is that PHP is available in it's
complete form for servers other than IIS (the CGI version will work with
any CGI-compliant server, there are SAPIs for the most popular servers).
You've also got access to the entire source-code, under the GPL, meaning
that if there's something you don't like, you can change it quite easily.

There's tons of other arguments, do a search on Google.

KAH
Jul 16 '05 #3

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On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 15:14:02 GMT, KAH <ka*@kahnews.cjb.net> wrote:
the entire source-code, under the GPL


Not the GPL, under the PHP license:

http://www.php.net/license/3_0.txt
http://opensource.org/licenses/php.php

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Jul 16 '05 #4

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