building an img hoster need help

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by italiano40, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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    #1
    i am building an img hoster for me and my friends
    i have the frontend up
    and for the backend i want to know if python, php or javascript is fast, better at handling files?
    -i will be moving files around
    -i will be renaming files
    -my site will also have over 100's of people using it
    -i don't need mysql support
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    USA
    #2
    PHP and Python can equally do the job. JavaScript only works client side so won't be of much help except for doing some AJAX if you want. I'd recommend PHP over Python simply on the basis that there's more PHP references and pre-built tools that you could use. Python also might be a touch slower than PHP, though not likely noticeable. It also depends on the type of web app you're going to create and how much code is required for that project. So, use whatever language you're comfortable if your writing it, and don't let it be the sole decision if you're using someone else's code.

    Here's one small write-up of someone who was comparing speed. - Shows PHP quicker
    Here's another comparison article. - Shows Python quicker
     

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