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windows hosting server,which version do you use ?
i find windows have many different version,
like win web server,svr std,...and so on,
i want to ask for hosting server,
which version do you use ?
I use Windows Server 2003 Standart
I also use Server 2003 Std. From a web hosting point of view, the main differnce between the editions is the amount of ram they can hanlde. Web edition can only use 2GB while Std can use 4Gb.
Server 2008 web edition supports 4Gb RAM but doesn't get HyperV.
We use all sorts of versions and editions
First of all: Win 2003 for IIS6 and Win2008 for IIS7.
The most efficient setup from licensing point of view at this moment looks like this:
For shared hosting
1 server with Windows 2008 Web Edition + SQL Server 2008 Web Edition
Option 2, if you need better SQL Server Edition
1 server with Windows 2008 Web Edition
1 Server with Windows 2008 Standard Edition Unauthenticated + SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition (or better)
For Windows VPS hosting
Windows 2008 Server Datacenter Edition
For services that require AD/system users authentication
Like Exchange machines etc.
Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition, Authenticated
But for first-hand information you should talk to your Microsoft account manager, or your dedicated/service provider.
Last edited by Adrian Andreias; 07-31-2009 at
I thinks windows server 2008 will be fine as it comes with more features than windows server 2008.
What exactly do you mean by Unauthenticated? Is this some little known licensing arrangement from M$?
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Authenticated/Unauthenticated - been part of the MS licensing for years. New users of 2008 will be moving over to Outsourced/Non-outsourced licensing for future requirements.
Originally Posted by
If you have an SPLA for your Windows licences then authenticated/unauthenticated should be familiar because the difference in costs between the licences is around 5 times the cost for authenticated licences over unauthenticated licences. It's important to understand the difference because if you don't it hits you in the pocket.
Unauthenticated=anonymous users are accessing the machine (user are not authenticated as system/AD users).
Authenticated=users are authenticated
Terms to google:
SPLA=Service Provider License Agreement
SPUR=Services Provider Use Rights
Thanks, never knew about those programs
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