I was recently in touch with the sales department from HostNexus.com as I'm considering moving my reseller services to one of their Window's plans. (I use ColdFusion).
Anyhoo....when asking if PHP was also supported on their Windows servers, I received the following response:
Sales: From what I know, php will run as isapi extensions
Visitor: Sorry...I'm not familiar with the term isapi?
Sales: On windows there is no native php support, but it can rather run as isapi extensions or as cgi-bin application
Sales: on our servers it runs as isapi extension
I occassionaly use PHP in some of my sites, but have no idea what they were talking about. Can anyone give me a clue?
Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI), is an API developed to provide the application developers with a powerful way to extend the functionality of Internet Information Server (IIS). Although ISAPI extensions by no means are limited to IIS, they are extensively used in conjunction with MS-IIS.
Thanks for the reply...I too had found that link before posting but it was still "Greek" to me. I guess what I'm asking or wanting to know....would I have to alter php pages that I already have created to work in the environment that they have described.
I guess what I'm asking or wanting to know....would I have to alter php pages that I already have created to work in the environment that they have described.
In most cases, scripts will work on both Linux and Windows systems. It really depends on how PHP is setup on the servers. The best thing to do would be to take a look at the phpinfo and you'll have a better idea as to whether the scripts you want to run will run on the server you'll be on. There's a myth that PHP doesn't work well on Windows and takes all sorts of workarounds to deploy.. ignore it.