Hi - the company we're talking to about doing some work on a simple site / database is 
trying hard to persuade us that Windows-based PHP / mysql is not the route to go. The 
arguments are as follows:

1. XXX's experience that MySQL is less than 100% stable when running on a windows 
platform (main problem being unexpected database shutdowns while applications are 
being used).
2. The fact that the recommended mode for running PHP on a windows platform (the CGI 
binary) uses technology that is now reasonably old and will consequently result  in a 
hit to the server performance and memory management and the associated  possible lack 
of scalability.
3. Loss of verity - the powerful search engine bundled with Cold Fusion. Searches may  
be significantly slower on the new site.

I have had some experience using php/mysql on linux/apache - but don't have enough 
information to know whether this advice is sound or not. Can anyone please advise - is 
there anything in these arguments?

If so, are there ways around the problems. We very much want to use these technologies 
due to the open source aspects.

Thanks - Mallen

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