I have noticed some confusion recently about the question: "Which came first--ASP or PHP?" According to WikiPedia:
ASP 1.0 (distributed with IIS 3.0) on December 10, 1996
PHP was originally designed as a small set of Perl scripts, followed by a rewritten set of CGI binaries written in C by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994 to display his r?um?and collect some data, such as how many hits it was generating. Others first used "Personal Home Page Tools" in 1995, when Lerdorf had combined it with his own Form Interpreter to create PHP/FI.
So, while it is true that ASP 1.0 preceedes PHP 3.0, PHP/FI actually came first.