ASP vs. JSP, PHP, CGI, etc.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TNS Website : One Thread
The commonly available website tools and operating environment are all best-suited using Active Server Pages with Visual InterDev. VBScript is the optimal language for server-side script. For optimal performance and design modularity, use of custom COM objects for the business and data access layers is best. CGI is a much older technology that is inefficient and does not scale out very well. ASP calls are multi-threaded and run inside the IIS process, conserving memory and processor time. The newest UltraDev/DreamWeaver4 is currently being evaluated as an alternative development tool.
-- Anonymous, February 02, 2001
PHP is much faster than ASP but it runs best on unix/linux based systems with a MySQL database. ASP is slower but easier to develop in.
-- Anonymous, March 16, 2001