What's wrong with PHP?
June 22, 2006 1:52 PM Subscribe
Are PHP/mySQL applications inherently insecure and unstable?
posted by aisforal to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In my work I often have to try out new (to me and my company) web applications, and assess their suitability for our needs. Many of the applications I am trying out are open source, PHP/mySQL based, such as Moodle, Wordpress and MediaWiki. They all seem to work well and I'm quite happy with them. But I am constantly being told by people (our own IT dept, consultants, our ISP etc) that they are badly written, incompatible with MS systems, unreliable, security risks etc etc. Our IT dept will not support them, our ISP will not host them (they use asp). Is this just unfounded prejudice, or should I be more aware of potential problems these apps may cause in a business environment. If the former, what arguments will best make my case.