Hey everyone, just to preface I am not at all familiar with either language, I am asking this question on behalf of a family member.
They have paid to have a website developed for their business. Basically the main function is to list product information. Now about a year after having the site finished they are looking to add some eCommerce functionality to the site. Every quote they have received so far has basically said that the website they have was extremely poorly developed and that in order to add eCommerce to the site it was going to be quite costly due to the work involved. Their main concerns were that it was coded using ASP. Many of them recommended to redo the website with PHP.
Since we are all quite illiterate in this subject we are concerned if we are being misled by these developers in order to get more money out of us? Also, if the site was in fact developed very poorly is there any merit in taking legal action against the previous developer? Is PHP really much better than ASP for eCommerce functionality?