Do I keep my client on a Fast PHP/ MySQL implementation or move to ASP.net?

D

Dave Smithz

Hi there,

A new potential client currently run there database on using MySQL and PHP,
it has about 7000 records and runs rock solid over the web.
However they need much more functionality and have approached me to build
them a new database. However, they are used to rock solid reliability in
their quite straight forward database (which is also cheap to run because it
is opensource components), I have not yet implemented any largish ASP.net
solutions and was thinking of wowing them with a feature rich impressive
interface, however, how likely am I to have problems with speed and
reliability compared to what they are used to.

Having met them they have limited understanding of issues involved and are
very impatient. I am not sure whether to keep is simple with PHP / mysql or
get them hooked on a nice ASP.net solution.

But then am I going to see a performance drop with ASP.net. Especially as
they will then be paying for more expensive hosting solutions and they do
not want me to introduce anything that gets in the way of them doing their
business.

OK a bit of an open question, but I welcome anyone opinions from people with
experience.

Kind regards,

Dave
 
F

Fabio

Dave said:
OK a bit of an open question, but I welcome anyone opinions from people with
experience.

Hey Dave,
You can write an ASP.NET app that runs against a MySQL db residing on a Windows
or Linux machine, just download the MySql .NET connector from
http://www.mysql.com/products/connector/net/

You could even deploy your entire system (web app and db) to a Linux machine
using mono - see http://www.mono-project.com. If you are not familiar with mono,
keep in mind there's a learning curve involved - not too steep, but as you said
they are impatient...

As for performance, I can't really express any judgement here, but I wouldn't
think of any major differences.

Ciao!
 
D

Dave Smithz

Fabio said:
Hey Dave,
You can write an ASP.NET app that runs against a MySQL db residing on a Windows
or Linux machine, just download the MySql .NET connector from
http://www.mysql.com/products/connector/net/

You could even deploy your entire system (web app and db) to a Linux machine
using mono - see http://www.mono-project.com. If you are not familiar with mono,
keep in mind there's a learning curve involved - not too steep, but as you said
they are impatient...

As for performance, I can't really express any judgement here, but I wouldn't
think of any major differences.

Ciao!

Thanks for that. Kind of answer I was looking for. Having not done any big
ASP.net implementations, I sort of have this image in my head that it all
looks very nice but performance is bad, but from what you are saying I take
it, this is not the case.

Thanks again.
 

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