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[nycphp-talk] IIS a dysfunctional kludge?

Hans Zaunere lists at zaunere.com
Thu Jan 14 09:48:08 EST 2010


> >>Oh my :)
> >
> >That applies to IIS, right? I just have to ask the question: can't
> >you just use a real web server that actually works, like, let's say,
> >Apache? I 'work' with IIS at work and it is a totally dysfunctional
> >kludge.
> 
> I have a client who is setting up a server and is going the IIS
> route. What advice do you guys offer? Should he do it or change to
> Apache instead?
> 
> Thanks in advance for your comments and advice.

When in Rome...

If on Windows, I'd say go with IIS, especially if you have someone familiar
with it.  And, if you'll be interacting with MSSQL/etc, then I'd recommend
as well - the Web Platform Installer works well, aside from a couple of
gotchas (which at some point I'll document).

My issue was that I was so used to Apache.  After working through some
things, IIS has proved stable and useful.

Another idiom:  don't put all your eggs in one basket.

H





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