Which one is a better fit for me? for the company I work for?
Ok, I work for a non-profit company with 8 employee's. We are growing quickly and sell our material all over the country. We are expanding our online abilities to include online training and web conferencing. I am in charge of designing the new website. I will create my own shopping cart, as well as a database for online success stories.
Our host offers two packages Windows 2003, and a Unix plan. Unix uses MySQL and Windows 2003 uses MS SQL Server.
Which is easier to use?
Which is better to learn for my resume (selfish ) ?
What direction is the web moving in? PHP/MySQL or ASP.NET/SQL Server?
If I use SQL Server do I need to buy an expensive client SQL Server from Microsoft so that I can use SQL Server or is it a cheap/free download?
What are your opinions?