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[nycphp-talk] IIS a dysfunctional kludge?

Néstor rotsen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 16:54:28 EST 2010


I believe that  something like 60% of the market uses Apache, that is why I
go with apache
and the fact that also is easier to handle my windows and linux server with
the same type
of web server.

Go with IIS if you have to run ASP or .net

Otherwise, I prefer wamp when in the windows environment.

:-)

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM, David Krings <ramons at gmx.net> wrote:

> On 1/14/2010 9:30 AM, tedd wrote:
>
>> At 6:34 PM -0500 1/3/10, David Krings wrote:
>>
>>> On 1/3/2010 5:41 PM, Hans Zaunere wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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.
>>
>
>
> I find Apache way easier to administer than IIS. You may also want to take
> a look at this article
>
> http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/eWEEK-Labs-Bakeoff-Open-Source-Versus-Net-Stacks/
> I know it is dated and things have changed, but in my experience dealing
> with the IIS/.NET and WAMPP stacks nothing changed in the core result of the
> test done. Performancewise WAMPP wipes the floor with IIS.
> I also don't share the viewpoint that if on Windows use MSSQL. I use MySQL
> on Windows and never ran into any problems because for the most part is just
> works. I can't say that about MSSQL, especially not MSSQL 2008 which is just
> a big ball of everything. Once configured and working MSSQL does do the job
> as good or as bad as any other of the 'big' SQL servers.
> In the end it depends for both stack and SQL server on what the customer
> wants, what they feel comfortable with, and what can be maintained. If you
> have free choice I recommend going WAMPP. That setup never failed me.
>
> David
>
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