Asp.net vs LAMP – Case of Digg and StackOverflow Sites

ScottGu retweeted an interesting post today about Digg and StackOverflow

Nice RT @spolsky Digg: 200MM page views, 500 servers. Stack Overflow: 60MM page views, 5 servers. What am I missing?

then goes on to retweet the reason too

RT @spolsky (nb Stack Overflow is ASP.NET MVC + SQL Server, Digg was LAMP)

now that is very bold to claim isnt it..? Is PHP on Linux that bad in terms of performance..? I did some search and it seems the claim might be indeed valid at least as per the below link

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9017778/How_Digg.com_uses_the_LAMP_stack_to_scale_upward_

I will try to post some ASP.net MVC related stuff in coming weeks.

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