A matter of nostalgia and more!
Though it’s a matter of 8 years back, the fact continues to last. In May 2005 a survey was done over app servers of Fortune 1000 companies. The report showed that 43.6% of them used asp.net and only a meager 5.2% used PHP. Time has changed a lot and the discussion on ‘which is better than what’ has been run in many forums and blogs, it must be said that both have their unique selling points, but from certain prime context asp.net is little ahead of PHP.
Asp.Net: A favored career option, a sight of secure future
The career option sometimes puts light on the real-time scenario as people choose the domain that is challenging and simultaneously profitable. Data shared by indeed a leading job portal shows that up to Jan 2013 asp.net has been favored much more than PHP or ColdFusion.
Doesn’t it tell a tale of people who know the trade, and know the fate of it? Asp.net clearly is the preferred career option, thus beckon the point of being a ‘secure’ option to sustain in the future times to come. People who work as Asp.net experts are clearly larger in numbers than the count of people who work on PHP. The larger count certainly lends it weight behind a belief.
Why is it that Asp.net more secure than PHP: The crux of the matter!
From various sources it seems to be the fact that asp.net is really more secure than its counterpart PHP. In this write-up prime focus has been given over certain point which establishes this fact.
- Primarily asp.net handles both server and client side server that cannot be done by PHP adds to its security controlling aspect. The event base programming in asp.net is developers paradise ground. With latest inclusion like ASP.net MVC4 asp.net is scaling more heights than PHP. The .net framework is offering maximum scalability and security compared to PHP.
- Secondarily, Asp.net offers language inter-operability by which any language can be used in this framework. One also gets the feasibility of using more than one language in a particular application. There is no need of uploading source code in the server, but with PHP the situation is different. This makes asp.net more secure as obfuscated DLLs are safer. Asp.net application development is hence considered much safer than PHP while using in any website.
- Thirdly, there are several in-built security additional in asp.net like SQL injection prevention, this also is no there in PHP. In PHP one needs to be more dependent on tool for performing this task, one need to start with wrapping queries one by one by using the mysql’s real escape string. All these extra steps get done by asp.net automatically. Thus, in case of using asp.net developers are much safer in case of any mistake as most of the actions are automatically doable too.
- Fourthly, slow or late release of updates in PHP often has been the center point of criticism. The release cycle of updated versions comes in a wider break compared with asp.net. Also there is no fair place as official community where genuine answers are available when it is related to PHP. The customer support and security updates of asp.net are really top-notch. Hence most of the enterprise solution clients seek asp.net website development service.
- Lastly, there are few more security low points in PHP such as it is case-insensitive. The feature of PHP that lets one create URL parameter variable is really chaotic as this puts a site at risk. In asp.net the security part is already covered with components available.
All these highlighting points might have lead us to a conclusion that asp.net is much safer than PHP. But, this discussion is unending so points will keep adding for sure.