The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   Major differences
Date:   2003-10-16 10:51:26
From:   jherr2002
Response to: Major differences

I wasn't purposely ignoring those issues. The point of the article was to debunk the scalability myth based specifically on performance. I agree that there are a number of distinguishing factors between the two platforms outside of the performance criteria.

On the stateless issue, there are a number of methods for providing background processing for PHP. There are message queues, background process servers, and batch processing just to name a few.

However, that is outside of the scope of the article, which is just about performance.

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