[nycphp-talk] IIS a dysfunctional kludge?

Paul A Houle paul at
Thu Jan 14 11:54:02 EST 2010

Marcin Suterski wrote:
> If it's IIS7 than go for it.
> If it's IIS6 than make sure to run it through FastCGI.
> We are running IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 64bit boxes in production
> and we are very happy with it.
> Both, Zend and Microsoft, offer full stack installation packages.
    I've found that both Apache on Windows and IIS give acceptable 
performance w/ PHP on lightly loaded servers.  (<10 hits/sec)  My 
impression is,  overall,  that Apache serves static pages on Windows 
about an order of magnitude slower than it does on an equivalent machine 
running Linux...  Still,  I've seen Windows/Apache serve >100 static 
hits per second and I think that would please a lot of people.

    Personally I develop on Windows and deploy on Linux.  I've been 
happy with XAMPP as a development environment.  So long as you don't let 
windows let you get sloppy about the case of filenames,  you'll do 
alright...  Sometimes I think about configuring ext3 on my Linux 
machines to be case insensitive to clear that little problem up.

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