During a discussion with my manager, he told me that the PHP is a popular language mainly because its FREE and its hosting cost is low.
He said also that PHP functionality is weaker than other languages such as ASP.NET. The PHP developer needs at least 3 days to build a web service, while the ASP.NET developer needs at most 3 hours !!.
My Question: is that true? Why PHP is so popular ? Is ASP.NET Better than PHP ?