For Drew, the .NET fanboy who is just dying to release his app without having to shell out the big bucks for .NET hosting. The PRADO framework for PHP is almost like ASP.NET. From the homepage:
PRADO is a component-based and event-driven framework.
Look at that example on the homepage. That’s .NET with a PHP5 wrapper on it, not literally of course, but you get the point. And yes, it has user authentication built in as recently described in this PHP framework comparison chart. Enjoy. And I’ll take the first 1,000 shares at a discount when you go public.