If you are familiar with other server side language like ASP.NET or JSP you is probably wondering what makes PHP so special, or so one-of-a-kind from those competing options well, here are a few reasons:
Ease Of Use
Third-Party Application Support
Scripts written in PHP executives faster than those written in other scripting language, with numerous independent benchmarks, putting the language ahead of competing alternatives like JSP, ASP.NET and PERL.
The PHP 5.0 engine was completely redesigned with an optimized memory manager to improve performance, and is noticeable faster than previous