I have googled it so many times, and I still feel clueless about what language I should go with.
I feel comfortable in ASP.NET, and I have coded some small stuff here and there in PHP too.
1) I do not have visual studio 2008. I have Visual Studio 2005. I feel odd using older version of ASP.NET (2.0) when 3.5 is already out there. If I download VS2008 express, then I think I might lose some cool features of IDE, and the IDE is one of the main reasons for me liking ASP.NET.
2) People claim ASP .NET is faster than PHP, because it is already compiled. However, there are also comments like "Orkut is the only bug of Google, and it was coded in ASP.NET". Also, how come most of the popular websites seem to be using PHP or something? Myspace uses ASP.NET, but some people speculate only parts of it are written in ASP.NET.
If you were to ask what things I am looking for, then it would have to be:
2)Speed & Scalability
Please recommend your favorite PHP IDE too. Apart from strong debugging feature, I like how VS keeps all your code neatly organized.