Since Airbnb was launched in 2008, many start-ups have been trying to repeat the success of a prominent marketplace and it's no wonder why: Airbnb is safe, reliable, user-friendly, and a convenient marketplace that makes it easy to rent and lease accommodations. Yes! Airbnb has Rails as a significant part of the stack. However, like many large and high-volume sites that use rails, there's a lot more to it than that.
Understanding the pros and cons of Ruby on Rails versus PHP is important when deciding how to create your business-critical applications.