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    Iis 5.0


    Hello,

    Can the IIS 5.0 run the following:
    - PHP
    - JSP

    And do you think IIS 5.0 is better than the Apache 1.3? The former does have a GUI but is it better and worth learning?

    Thank you.
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    both php and jsp work with iis, and apache is obviously better solution then iis. GUI? is that thing still around...? Serously, apache might not have all the fancy buttons and cute images like iis does, but one major difference between the two is that apache get the job done and iis doesn't.
    And you know I mean that.
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    Could you give some examples of what IIS 5.0 can't do that Apache can, please. I absolutely must know.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Some things that IIS does well that Apache doesn't:

    1) Get corrupted.
    2) Screw up it's permissions.
    3) Gets too involved with the OS and stops script execution working because IE6 is corrupted.
    4) Crash the server.
    5) Freeze for unknown reasons.

    Feel free to add to this list. At the moment I'm working with various servers in various set ups. The IIS one is by far the worst, 5 major problems in 3 months whereas the *nix/Apache combos haven't had any hiccups.
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    Some more things that IIS does:
    1.) takes up far more resources
    2.) adds a whole bunch of new services at startup to slow you down even more, some of which you probably wont need.
    3.) lets malicious programs get through its infrastructure and terrorise you, such as code red, nimda.
    4.) provide platform problems, i.e things like collaboration data objects dont work on version 4, only version 5.

    apache is far better, but unfortunately you have to pay for chilisoft if you want asp parsing. :\

    The gui for IIS is hardly anything to write home about. It has a "start" button and a "stop" button and some meaningless stats which aren't much use.

    The internet services manager is a bit better and its pretty configurable, but again it makes the whole thing rather heavier than required.

    apache just has a popup dos prompt window which displays text of whats happening, which is far more fitting, and to the point.



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