Off course PHP does support Oracle and the like. What I wanted to say is that PHP support most common databases, but if your company needs support for some strange database you can't access it very fast and easily (especially when you use PHP on Unix). On the other hand with ASP you can access anything that has an ODBC driver with a reasonable speed. And there are a whole lot more databases out there than the say 10-20 PHP supports directly.
However, the support in PHP works pretty well 95% of the time for me, but this is something where Microsofts size is an advantage, they can (and have with ODBC) create an industry standard, and database vendors actively spend time and resources to create a stable and fast interface to Microsoft products. By the way, you can use iODBC in PHP to access ODBC databases but it is a bit slow for me :-( Robert Klinkenberg -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: Philip Hallstrom [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Verzonden: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 5:52 PM Aan: Robert Klinkenberg CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Onderwerp: Re: PHP vs. ASP I don't want to start a war, but last time I looked PHP had native support for every database I'd ever heard of including Oracle, SQLServer, etc... Just don't want the guy doing the report that php is database limited... On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Robert Klinkenberg wrote: > Well, I personally prefer PHP over ASP because better support from > webhosting companies, but ASP has some good points. > This is especially the case if you can setup the complete hosting > environment yourself and have some money to spend. > > First of all databases. PHP has support for a limited but interesting list > of databases, especially the support for mysql and postgres is handy for a > webserver. On the other hand, ASP has good support for most bussiness > servers (ORACLE MS SQL Server,....) with OLE-DB and a lot more databases > with ODBC. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]