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    server question

    Question???
    What server is the best?
    (apache, iis, iplanet,etc.)
    "Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
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    The SWEBS Web Server, followed IMHO by IIS.

    It all depends on what you want to do though. Personally I use IIS because I have Windows 2003 as my desktop OS and it was easier than installing Apache.

    If you want to use PHP, you might do better with Apache, because some people find it hard to set up PHP under IIS. If you want C#, J#, or VB/ActiveX, you should probably use IIS. If your on MacOS then you'll probably want to use iPlanet, or maybe an Apache port if there is one.

    It all depends on what type of applications you want to run. If your site will just be HTML with maybe some PHP, use the SWEBS (You'll need to configure PHP as an ISAPI module, which is very easy to do)

    You should probably go into more detail, a simple "which is best" is hard to answer.

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    I haven't used IIS or SWEBS, but I can vouche for Apache. It's easy to run and even easier to configure.

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    To me, I use IIS since I have Visual C# .net to create web pages in a shared web server.
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    wow I'm getting sick of hearing about how you create web pages with C#.

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    Originally posted by ober5861
    wow I'm getting sick of hearing about how you create web pages with C#.
    You can CGI with any language that can write to standard out.

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    Arrow Domain Name

    Question1:
    In the apache server it asks me for a domain name.
    How would I get this?
    [edit1]
    my isp stated they do not know the name in the reference apache asks.
    click to see issue
    [/edit1]
    If i'm using my own machine as the server, would it not be
    something similar to http://www.ipaddress.com or http://www.123.1.2.3.com
    [edit2]
    question 2:
    I'm reading The macromedia coldfusion 5 web application construction kit and want to set the apache server up on a win98B PII 233. It states I can not have a production server.
    [/edit2]
    What is a production server? what is the difference between a web server and a production server?
    Last edited by xviddivxoggmp3; 01-17-2004 at 04:18 AM.
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    >>Is there a location that would be best to post these questions?
    Yes, in the Tech forum. Thread now moved.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    does anyone know of a tutorial for setting up the apache server?
    "Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
    Art of War Sun Tzu

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    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    choosing the right server

    I want to create a server that will allow internet access to
    pages written in the following languages.

    html, xhtml, dhtml, xml, cfml, javascript, vb script, c#, and flash.

    What server supports all of these?
    "Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
    Art of War Sun Tzu

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    >html, xhtml, dhtml, xml, cfml, javascript, vb script, c#, and flash.

    correct me if I'm wrong, but is there anything other that MS .NET IIS that runs pages written in C#?

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    I'm not sure.
    I just acquired a few book on c#.
    I haven't had the time to read all the way through.
    I want to make sure the server is complient for the time that I can update my pages for the wireless net.
    "Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
    Art of War Sun Tzu

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    no i think some form of IIS would be the only thing for pages in C#....

    but btw...don't do that


    and if you have trouble setting up apache, go to www.foxserv.net it installs apache, php, and mysql (if you want it) and sets it up to work the first shot...

    btw, when you want a domain name, but in whatever, the default is localhost, but i think whatever you put in is an alias for that, so you can reach it via http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost or http://whatever

    apache is definetly the most stable/portable and it supports everything you want minus C#....but only loosers make web pages with C#
    PHP and XML
    Let's talk about SAX

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    Not only C# but they can also make web sites using Visual Basic.net or J# or any other languages compatible with ASP.net.
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