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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey,

Whats the best web hosting software there is? Does it include software which gives you a static ip addres??

When hosting is win2k good to host on? Also, what about bandwith, 512k enough?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

the best out there, and pretty much the standard, is defintiely
redhat linux running apache web server.

Windows is getting better, but win2k is not recommended due
to it's lack of sceurity in comparison to linux. 512 is fine for low
traffic, low quality sites with not a lot of graphics. Pretty much
for a test enviroment is ok.

I'm assuming by these questions that you're looking to host on
your own machine....

No software comes with an IP, that comes from an ISP, and you
have to buy them. Included in your charges for broadband, is
an IP address, although most ISP's now are using leases to
renew your IP. If you were planning to you use your own
home machine to host a web site, I would think otherwise.
Your personal PC will more than likely only have an IP for 5-7
days then it will change.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi.

I've been experimenting with such software (scripts) too, using Windows 98. This has led me to conclude that the first step is to load und use Linux. Almost all the programs and scripts for Web Hosting etc, are written for Unix, the language of the 'Net, then for NT, as a poor second choice, then diddled for Windows 9.x, with no guarantee. It also seems that if one is serious, go with Apache. It's a menace to set up, at least on a Windows machine, but since 65% of all ISP's and Hosting companies use it, that says something.

That's about all I can say at the moment. Hope it's of some help.
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I think I'll switch hat's for a second and support Microsoft a little bit. (just a little bit. I have several client's websites running off Linux boxes with Apache, and a couple including my own on Win2K servers, and I have seen no difference in performance with either. In fact I purposely switched mine and one of my clients to a Win2K server because I wanted the ASP functionality for some things I wanted to do. I'm still happy with that choice.

In addition, my work webserver is a Win2K box shortly to be upgraded to 2003 (after the next service pack -- I'm waiting for a few bugs to be worked out) and I'm using SQL server 2000 on it and it rocks! With Windows Media Server I'm currently streaming 4 live video feeds and it hasn't affected performance at all.

Don't get me wrong. I like the Apahce/Linux combo, and I'm a big fan of PHP and mySQL for the ease of use, but I think this is an instance where Windows shouldn't be cut short. At least on their Win2K server product, I think they've done a bang-up job. As far as security goes, I'm comfortable with it, and more-so because I'm using a Cisco firewall.

Just my 2 cents.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

UNFLUX wrote:
the best out there, and pretty much the standard, is defintiely
redhat linux running apache web server.



Forgive my scepticism on this one, my friend, although I agree with the statement about the standard is correct, I think the rest may be slightly based on the fact that it's a much cheaper solution. Why spend a grand on a Win2k/Win2k3 box when you can do it for probably less than a tenth of the price? See where I'm going, get where I've been?

Fortunately it's a great combination! I'm not opposed to the solution -- just playing devil's advocate on this one.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

:twisted: indeed

just my own opinion, but microsoft's strength for networking
doesn't include web serving or the internet.

your info is good though. :)

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