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    I read about a module that I can install that will parse ASP and turn it into perl code, but it requires mod_perl. With mod_perl someone could bring the server down so I can't use it. Does anyone know of an alternative that is more secure?

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    I don't know much about them, but try this:
    http://www.chilisoft.com/
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    When i started programming on the linux plattform i was thinking the same.
    How do I run ASP on linux? A friend told me don't. Learn php and mysql instead.
    I tried and now I can say I like php/mysql better than ASP.

    If you know how to programme asp it's not to hard to learn php. It's mostly about syntax. And you'll find out it's both faster and easier.

    I welcome any questions.

    Jens
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    I have to agree that in the long run, you're much better off learning PHP if you're going to be developing on Linux. I would only recommend an ASP parsing solution if you have a large base of existing code that you're trying to run on Linux; but this is really a "quick fix" and should not be considered any kind of long-term solution or development platform -- especially if you're dealing with a solution that involves converting the code to other languages at execution time.
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    Well I am a PHP lover myself its just my customers want it. So I was looking for a good solution but I can't compromise my servers to do it. I personally don't like the whole microsoft ASP thing anyways, PHP is much better in my opinion.

    Also what do you guys pay for your PHP hosting?



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    >>With mod_perl someone could bring the server down so I can't use it

    Who told you that? In fact, mod_frontpage is the one that can bog down the server easily since it chews CPU and RAM too much.

    How many users do you expect to have? What kind of hardware have you got? A webhost company I used to work for had roughly 4000 users on each box. We had the following Apache directives in our httpd.conf:

    rlimitcpu 60 60
    rlimitmem 40000000 40000000

    -> http://www.apache.org/docs/mod/core.html#rlimitcpu

    I personally would recommend http://www.apache-asp.org/
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    I recommend you get a pretty big Windows 2000 server to your ASP customers. Even if you get ASP to work on linux you've got another problem. The database.
    As far as i know ASP can't connect to mysql
    and serverside-scripting without a database...

    Generally, it's best to use things as they were made to. You don't take your brand new Prosche for a drive in mud and terrain.

    Tell me if i'm wrong

    Jens


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    >>As far as i know ASP can't connect to mysql

    In Apache::ASP, one can connect to MySQL and others through perl's DBI and DBD.
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    How come when I try to go to www.mybizhosting.com i get that it doesn't have a DNS entry? Is this a new company? I'm interested in seeing what you have to offer....

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    Another funny thing I just thought of. If you had asked this question on an ASP forum, you'd probably have gotten all kinds of flames. Even thought it's totally off topic here, people still offer their opinions. The whole PHP/MySQL combo is great, but it's the kind of help like this that makes it awesome.

    My $0.02

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    Well, I am just responding to what people are asking for.

    I don't think I am going to dive into the MS realm for right now.

    PHP is my daddy..

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    I decided not to put ASP on the server. What I ended up doing is lowering my prices. I have a starter plan for $5.95 a month! http://www.mybizhosting.com


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