Please… PLEASE… if you are starting up a startup up, PLEASE can you stop using PHP. I mean right now. Stop it. Stop. No… just stop it! It’s not funny or clever. It’s idiotic. There are SO MANY BETTER OPTIONS OUT THERE.
Oh and if there is a techie telling you that PHP is the best solution for your startup, then they are an inexperienced twonk (mostly… I reckon there are about 4 good startup PHP people in the world).
Pick a proper language that actually was created with a recent internet architecture in mind.
But just STOP USING PHP!
(cue the people saying that you can use PHP for startups — of course you can, but it’s the worst choice of the many out there)