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What is your suggestions if I want to host a web site where people can upload and download files?
Files are not multimedia but could be as large as 2 gigs.
should I be using iis+mysql+php?

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Would this be for an image host type of setup? What kind of files are being uploaded?

You would most likely need a MySQL/PHP combo setup. Could be on a linux or windows server, what ever you're more comfortable with.
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Why would they be as large as 2gb if they are not multimedia?
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it would be for image files.
but would mysql/php be able to handle well such traffic and demand?
would you recommend having the mysql on a second box or the same as the web one?

also would anyone have a recommendation for a templated engine that would already be prebuild for php-mysql transactions...
I'm looking to setup someting that would not require me to do too much developement as I'm not that good at it!
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MySQL/PHP will be fine. Your server setup will depend on the amount of traffic you expect. You'd most likely want to go with either a managed VPS or managed dedicated server setup depending on the amount of resources you presume will be utilized.

Some image hosting scripts:
http://www.iscripts.com/gallery/
http://www.ktools.net/photohost/

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