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Hi everyone, I'm Dee :)
I'm new here so please excuse me if I'm asking this in the wrong area. I must admit that I also know very little about PHP and techie stuff :$ so I'm after some help and guidance if possible.

I'm getting an enormous database driven site built and there have been a few suggestions as to what it should be written in.
1. PHP / MySql
2. Perl / Postgres
3. Microsoft .NET / SQL

I need the site to be very secure, FASTm robust and with the capabilities to be able to add to the database and site later down the track with new enhancements.

In your opinion, what would be best and why?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions / advice.
Dee :)

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Hi everyone, I'm Dee :)
I'm new here so please excuse me if I'm asking this in the wrong area. I must admit that I also know very little about PHP and techie stuff :$ so I'm after some help and guidance if possible.

I'm getting an enormous database driven site built and there have been a few suggestions as to what it should be written in.
1. PHP / MySql
2. Perl / Postgres
3. Microsoft .NET / SQL

I need the site to be very secure, FASTm robust and with the capabilities to be able to add to the database and site later down the track with new enhancements.

In your opinion, what would be best and why?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions / advice.
Dee :)

Hi Dee,

I'd definitely vote for php/mysql. Before I start praising it, let me just say 3. can also be an option, but 2. i'd avoid definitely.

PHP/MySQL

pros:

- it's most widely supported
- it's free
- it has a huge community
- it has many frameworks that can ease development +
lively communities around each of these frameworks
- it highly likely has the capacity to do what you intend to
- there are many available developers at any moment

cons:

- it's easy to learn so many people do it while still not
reached pro level, so choose your experts wisely

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And an advice unrelated to what platform you choose:

For your particular project I'd pay special
attention to the expertise of a person that will architecture
the database.

That will be the foundation of your website so you have to make
sure your database is done the right way, and hand by hand with
it goes security, so these are two things you wanna make sure
you have real experts working on.

Edited by Cool&Awesome: n/a

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I am also a a new to PHP. Will someone guide me how to learn PHP. I know the HTML. Please refer me towards some basic level PHP tutorial.

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Thanks so much for your advice and help Cool; its MOST appreciated!

:)

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