Hello, on 05/28/2009 10:20 AM Olexandr Heneralov said the following: > Hi! > Guys, you of course, know that ASP.NET becomes more and more popular in the > world. > I have a question for everyone: > Can it happen so that PHP will be replaced with ASP.NET?
ASP.NET is not a language. It is more like a framework that can run multiple languages. It can run VB.NET, C# and even PHP (although it is not usual). I am not sure what are the current numbers, but the latest statistics that I have seen Apache was running on 72% of the Internet Web servers against only 17% of Microsoft IIS. Although you can run ASP.NET on Apache via mono, that is unusual. Also PHP is the most popular Apache extension present in between 40% and 50% of Apache installations. This means that PHP is present in 1/3 of the Internet Web servers, which represents about half of the PHP market share. This article provides more details about PHP market share. http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/95-How-large-is-the-PHP-market.html As of ASP.NET becoming more popular than PHP, I don't think that even Microsoft believes that is possible. Actually Microsoft is very concerned that PHP runs well on Windows and is sponsoring a lot of PHP activity. This other article talks about what is Microsoft so interested in PHP now. http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/85-What-is-Microsoft-up-to-with-PHP.html -- Regards, Manuel Lemos Find and post PHP jobs http://www.phpclasses.org/jobs/ PHP Classes - Free ready to use OOP components written in PHP http://www.phpclasses.org/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php