Thanks for that ! But my question still remains the same ... does PHP alone (without ZEND) compile code into some .compiled_PHP file so that the user loading same page for 2nd time gets better response than the 1st time?
Regards, Paras. "Matt Friedman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message 001401c1f37c$6bc34c60$[EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:001401c1f37c$6bc34c60$[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > JSP does not ever run in the browser. JSP is a server side technology > designed to compete with ASP. PHP is similar in that it too is a server > side language and can be embedded into html pages. Java tends to be > considerably slower than PHP but the Java folks have made great strides > towards overcoming this. As far as compiling scripts, both Java and PHP > are capable of doing this if the correct software is installed on the > server. In PHP's case this is the Zend Optimizer - in the case of Java, > I am not certain but I think this would require a Sun web server; both > solutions cost $$$. However, as far as PHP is concerned there are many > open source free caching solutions available. This is perhaps true for > Java as well. Unless your site is going to get many users per second > this is probably not necessary. Ultimately, running LAMP (Linux, Apache, > MySQL and PHP) will cost less and is probably faster. Many solutions, to > my knowledge, requiring Java cost $$$ while LAMP is completely Open > source. (Read the licenses for more info). > > Matt Friedman > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php