It's pretty hard to argue in favour of Windows. But stick Linux or FreeBSD in there as your OS and you will have a rock-solid, inexpensive and well-supported platform that will put just about anything you can build on a Windows server to shame.
-Rasmus On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Mallen Baker wrote: > 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 > > > > ________________________________________________________________________ > This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star Internet. The > service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive > anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: > http://www.star.net.uk > ________________________________________________________________________ > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php