I have a client who I simply don't have the time for any more.
I wrote his website in PHP and it's worked fine for over 6 years now.
I've told him to find someone else, but upon telling him I want him to find someone else:
1) he's only found one other guy, works in .net, wants to rewrite the whole website in .net because "nobody uses PHP any more", "PHP isn't secure", and it will take a month... I'd like to get this done before then...
I have searched and searched, but I simply can't find any statistics as to how many websites use PHP versus ASP/.Net/etc. so I can tell my client. "You should be able to find someone who does PHP because x% of websites use is (or x number use it)..." PS: I already tried google.
2) Outside of the Yellow pages, HOW would he find someone in his area (I'm in Philly, he's in LA) who does PHP that isn't a 14 year old kid with a web hosting template?
My backstory, FYI, this guy was like my first client, still is on my "introductory rate" (ie: FREE) and calls me every time he has any little problem. I simply want to get rid of him. I don't want to start charging because I simply don't want him to be my client.
PHP questions - % of web + finding a developer / host
Here is the page you were looking for. I found it from Google. It has all the WWW statistics for last year and so on...
Hope you find someone who can do it!
Sorry to repost but here's the numbers if you wanna have look at...
Developer December 2007 Percent January 2008 Percent Change
Apache 76,945,640 49.57% 78,735,581 50.61% 1.04
Microsoft 55,509,223 35.76% 55,709,926 35.81% 0.05
Google 8,558,256 5.51% 8,290,471 5.33% -0.18
lighttpd 1,521,250 0.98% 1,536,981 0.99% 0.01
Sun 588,997 0.38% 557,673 0.36% -0.02[B]
And sorry about google using PHP. (i though they were but aint sure if they have their own OS or something:S)