<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MikeB:
Why PHP over ASP? Is it going to be tough finding a MySQL host that provides ASP support?
Sorry I wasn't clear on that.
I moved off Windows to Linus for paid hosting
. It always seems you pay a small premium for Windows hosting, and a much larger premium to add SQL server to it.
I still prefer Windows convenience for development though. It just wasn't worth it to me to learn a whole new OS, and have to refamiliarize myself with a whole new vocabulary of command line options.
So I use my W2K box at home, and loaded up the windows versions of PHP and MySQL. The installs went silky smooth, and everything I write at home (provided I use the "Globals Off" programming style
) works just fine when I upload it to the Linux servers at just about any hosting company.
I found PHP to be just as easy, if not easier, than ASP, and file access is very easy to manage and program to. The PHP install package includes all the language reference matrials in a .cmh help file. As far as book
, the hands-down best is SAMS PHP and MySQL Web Development. The well documented code samples are worth it alone.
That's my 2 Euro cents. This may not be the direction you were thinking of heading, but it's something to at least consider.
Everywhere you go, leave someone or something better than you found it.