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Am I the only one using a Windows Server?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Shamil, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one here using a Windows server (IIS) to host my PHP (and MySQL)-based websites?

    Surely not?
  2. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    Not the only but one of the minor,I guess.
  3. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    not a production box, surely ??
  4. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member


    Definately in production :D
  5. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    There might be a few out there, but not on purpose :p
    Ceri May likes this.
  6. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Sorry but you are a minority in yourself...
  7. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    What are these Windows Servers you speak of? Plain Linux here.
  8. ChrisR

    ChrisR Active Member

    I am on a windows server 2008 box. Well its a VM on a colo server that my friend runs for me and him :p

    IIS and PHP runs good had no issues so far.
  9. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    There we go. The only issue I have is DNS lookups (I think that's the issue), but whatever is causing an initial load-up issue. Might run a trace later. Wordpress is slightly slower than vB 4 for some odd reason.
  10. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    Hopefully yes! ;)
  11. iGamer

    iGamer Active Member

    I use it as well. But i host sites on it. And the occasional testing on it.
  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Have a couple of sites running on a Windows box apparently, though the dude hosting the sites uses Apache rather than IIS.
  13. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    For me, Apache is a big no-no on Windows. If he's using Windows Server 2008 / R2, I highly reccommend he switch to IIS w/ FCGI. (and WinCache for extra benefit).
  14. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    if your going with windows shouldn't you go with ASP.net and Microsoft SQL Server instead of PHP and MYSQL? open source with open source lol
  15. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    The performance of either combination works really well. I am more surprised at PHP on Windows than anything honestly.
  16. iGamer

    iGamer Active Member

    I use Apache on windows server, and have been for years with out a hitch. You just have to really know how to configure it correctly, and assign the right permissions. It is like anything else. So far so good, it's been running rock solid.
  17. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Whatever I do in configuration, it never matched the quality and speed I achieved, using a Linux server.
  18. Aimee S

    Aimee S New Member

    Nope. For the longest time I've been using just a standard Windows XP Professional installation running Abyss Web Server and PHP/MySQL Community Server. Hasn't failed me, but now I'm running Windows 7 on the same machine.
  19. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Naw you have a whole bunch of products like WAMP that allows even us lame windoze users to feel all techie and such :p

    My developments boards are on a lappie (Vista, spit hiss) running a WAMP install, no pain involved there.
  20. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member


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