View Full Version : PHP -vs- ColdFurion
09-23-2004, 01:00 PM
Does anyone have ideas on if there are any advantages to switching to PHP over coldfusion ?
09-23-2004, 01:16 PM
I love Coldfusion, but yes, there are some reasons.
1. Much easier to find PHP hosting and at much better prices.
2. Lots more PHP programmers out there to hire if necessary.
3. Lots more free, ready-made scripts to be had.
09-23-2004, 03:57 PM
I'm a PHP guy, but was working with CF a bit recently for a client. I found it very difficult to find resources to aid in solving problems I was having during development. I really like PHP's community, and how easy it is to find help.
BTW, donna - do you have any hints where a guy can get some help with CF if he needs it? (like a good forum, API, things like that)
09-23-2004, 04:21 PM
Other than advantages of programming, are there any reasons or advantages for SEO for switching from Coldfusion to PHP?
09-23-2004, 04:31 PM
Personally, I like to use mod_rewrite on all of my sites. Most PHP packages are running on *nix - usually with Apache - so I can be pretty sure that the provider is going to support mod_rewrite.
I know it's another side point, and could probably be avoided by being thorough when choosing your provider, but it's a consideration.
09-26-2004, 12:18 AM
If you are familiar with unix and know some regex, sed/awk perl then go php.
09-26-2004, 05:36 AM
seo bob, Macromedia's forum was the place I always went to for help when I needed it. (It's been a while since I've been there tho). http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/index.cfm?forumid=1
09-26-2004, 06:14 PM
If you are familiar with unix and know some regex, sed/awk perl then go php.[/QUOTE]
ack regex, sed/awk perl!!
Why did you have to bring those into this at all? We were doing perfectly fine convincing him to use PHP without scaring him away :D
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