Keeping costs down and performance up...
Posted on 2005-04-13
I want to start some kind of discussion about development environments, programming languages and database applications... how broad is that!?!
so, I've begun developing my *future* fortune-500 startup application in ASP.Net with SQL Server...
I'm in the early stages of development on the application. I need it to be scalable and support as many users as possible simultaniously but i have a low budget (as low as possible). We're not talking Ebay traffic, but it needs to withstand some traffic and i don't want to re-write it down the road. Its pretty much simple data collection, storing and displaying.
almost all of my experience is with Microsoft. I use SQL Server, ASP.Net, ASP, and various scripting languages at work. At the same time, this application I'm developing on the side is not nearly the scale of the enterprise app at work.
My question is this, because I don't want to make a mistake I'll regret.
Is ASP.Net / SQL Server the most effective route? I know its expensive and hosting on sites with .Net and SQL Server is also expensive. Perhaps I should consider PHP, ASP or a cheaper database solution than sql server...
I know I'll write a better app if i use the technology I work with every day, but I wonder if this technology isn't a good fit for a small startup on a low budget.
What are your opinions. Whoever contributes quality info or makes good suggestions will get points. if you save me tons of money you get even more points!