I was referring general performance, an example: blog.famzah.net/2016/02/09/cpp-vs-...
But yeah really, as long as your software meets its requirements it's not even an argument. If it were like that everyone would be writing web apps in C++.
Although that won't stop people from loving to hate it. Not saying it's the best language out there, but I remember being pretty horrified by the public bashing before starting my first job with it. I quickly found out that it wasn't even remotely as bad.
And now with PHP7 it's evolved pretty nicely. Though to be fair Laravel helps it a lot.
PHP has really gathered the hate of many people for some reason.
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