This morning I got an email from a company offering a free whitepaper on choosing ‘the best CMS for your business.’ I signed up and downloaded it – this is the first thing I saw when flipping through it:

“PHP is a general-purpose scripting language for web development. It is also used in some open-source CMS offerings. Because it’s easy to learn, PHP is often used by small companies for simple websites. Medium and large businesses however, are much more likely to choose .NET for its compatibility with Microsoft technology.”

So let’s see… these are some fairly good-sized companies that have PHP-driven sites:

  • Facebook
  • Wikipedia
  • ING
  • IKEA
  • US Small Business Administration
  • Friendster
  • Flickr
  • PhotoBucket
  • Sourceforge
  • Yahoo! Answers
  • Garmin
  • Digg
  • Wake Forest University

They don’t sound so small. Or simple.