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From Andrew Miehs <>
Subject Re: Is jsp designed for use by large websites
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:28:29 GMT
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Dear List,

JSP is designed to be used for Websites. Depending what you do with  
it, changes where it can be used for a Large Web Site.

As for the questions.

1a. Who cares if JSP is not supported by web hosting companies -  
Large web sites have their own infrastructure.
1b. Both are programming languages - both have strengths and  
weaknesses - you can do the same thing with both -
you could even use plain 'c' if you feel like it. Use which ever you  
are most comfortable with.
2.  How many users a 'language' has is irrelevant. Glad to see you  
are quoting informative sources. :-)

Architecture is the issue - not language.



On 30/11/2006, at 3:11 PM, John Mok wrote:

>> 1a. JSP is not supported by many web hosting companies
>> or is only supported in more expensive dedicated
>> server plans. In contrast, open source alternatives
>> such as php is well-supported by web hosting
>> companies.
>>   -> Result: most small and medium sized
>> websites/webapps that do not need a dedicated server
>> use php.
>> 1b. JSP has many great features. But php is also very
>> powerful and has some capabilities that jsp doesn't
>> have.
>>   -> Result: some heavy-traffic websites/webapps that
>> require dedicated servers use jsp. Some others use php
>> (eg. yahoo
>> []).
>>     -> 2. There are more php users than jsp users.

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