But should I believe him when he says that a site that is created with Ruby on Rails will be twice as expensive as oppose to creating it with PHP? I gather from reading online that RoR will increase the speed and ease with which my database-driven web site can be created and maintained... but he adds that creating a RoR framework will be expensive at first but easier to make changes to down the road, therefore, will end up saving me time and money if I want to add on features in the future.
FYI: I'm attempting to create a site with the same functionalities as ratemyprofessor.com. However, I would also like to enhance the site next year--hopefully, with a few big add-ons. In that case, he recommends that I go with Ruby on Rails. Create the basic site... and then down the road--add on features. so to get my basic site up with RoR he estimates $9-10,000; with PHP he estimates $5-6,000.
Is this an accurate statement+estimate?
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