Most others have suggested PHP, and while I like PHP, I think ColdFusion is better, and easier to learn. Yes, I'm biased, I work for the company that sells CF, but, I was using CF for a _long_ time before I came here. -Ray > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Sharon F. Malone > Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 6:09 AM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: [thelist] Programming language/database suggestions? > > > Hi listers - > > My cousin has written some utility programs that he wants to > sell on the web. He is now thinking of getting his own server > on which to host his site. He says, in part: > > >I have been studying different web page programming > languages (such >as PHP, ASP, JSP, Java, Java Script, etc...) > to see which would be the >easiest to learn. Also, I know > that I will need some kind of database >server so I have been > looking at the various databases that are available >(such as > PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, etc...). Not all the web > >hosting companies offer every platform that I might need or > want, so by >hosting my own site I can choose any platform I want.