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  1. #1
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    i dont know if this is the right forum but...

    Well, quick question, which do you guys think is better? Apache or IIS?

    Heres my specs (dont know if it really matters)

    PIII 1ghz
    512 ram
    Windows 2000 Advanced Server

    well,, i guess im just looking for pros/cons of each really....

    any help is appreciated...
    -Sirrion

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    Well it all depends on what technology your web site is built in. Regardless though I would still go with IIS. If your application calls for *nix type technologies (Perl, PHP, MySQL) just install them as needed. Besides IIS is much more stable on Windows than Apache on Windows.
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    If you have to ask then apache.

    I don't say that because I think apache is really "better" - it's just probably a better all-around choice. If you are going to be hosting a lot of dbases other than MySQL, such as Access or MS SQL, if you plan on running a lot of ASP or .net stuff - then of course IIS.

    Now if you are asking yourself which to run on your windows server, I would personally have to suggest IIS just cuzz it's native.

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    Originally posted by lpguitars
    Now if you are asking yourself which to run on your windows server, I would personally have to suggest IIS just cuzz it's native.
    I think this is the case since he wrote the specs for his box above.
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    oh crud - I'm sorry I totally over looked that!!! My bad.

    Then I'd probably stick with IIS.

  7. #7
    Hi,

    Apache 2.0 has been re-written to work as well on Windows as it does on *nix .. so the big questions I would be asking are:
    1) Are you making heavy use of MS-specific technologies?
    2) Are you more comfortable with *nix or Windows for administration?
    3) Are you ready to be very proactive with security on your site?

    Apache 2.0.x makes heavy use of threading .. the performance on Windows is supposed to be excellent .. as it has been rewritten to take advantage of native Win32 threading.

    For things like DCOM, Windows message-queueing, etc, IIS would be a much easier way to go as the integration would be nearly painless ... but then you have to deal with the script kiddies and their zillions of IIS-specific vulnerability scanners ... something to keep in mind.

    For any system keeping on top of security needs to be #1.

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