Re: Friendster switches to PHP

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Author: Andy Sy
To: PHP Web Development
Old-Topics: Re: Friendster switches to PHP
Subject: Re: Friendster switches to PHP
The question is actually if PHP is as scalable as Java.

AFAIK, PHP does not support multithreading so it will
not be able to take advantage of SMP servers. However,
you should still be able to scale to multiple servers.

Also, on an apples-to-apples comparison on a single CPU
server, evidence strongly suggests that PHP is the speed
king among ASP, JSP, Coldfusion, etc... (I won't even
bother to include ASP.NET which is even slower than ASP).

Paolo Vanni M. Veñegas wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:36:16 +0900 Ramil Sagum <ramil@???> wrote:
>>Friendster switched to PHP (
>>(java siya dati.)
>>Now, it's much much faster!
> Of course, that's not necessarily sufficient to say that PHP is
> inherently faster than JSP (and Java in general). But it's great to
> see that they were able to develop a PHP implementation for such
> a huge system. I'm amazed. :) Kudos to the Friendster devel people.

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