Good words. You can write some really slow scripts in all these languages and some really FAST scripts too. I don't really think benchmarks mean anything; I was trying to convey the sense that there is a version of PHP which is not CGI and it does run much faster than the CGI version precisely because you don't have to initialize the binary every time a script runs. There are so many variables that go into performance that I think statistically all module-type systems are a wash and all CGI-based systems noted are a wash. Just avoid the stuff that is obviously much slower. Any of the languages commonly mentioned can handle extremely large sites. On Thursday, October 26, 2000, at 01:47 PM, Madhu Menon wrote: > > To which I say, it all depends upon the kind of code you write... > > I can think of several ways in which I can REALLY make ASP scripts scream.