Can I give a profound vote of thanks to the list members who have taken part in this discussion. In spite of the rather awkward stage to do this, you persuaded me to bite the bullet, and find alternative solutions to the obstacles that had stopped me from following my initial inclination for a Linux / Apache / PHP / mysql solution.
I've asked the company hosting the server to reinstall OS software as Linux and we'll continue to host the awkward asp site elsewhere for the time being. This is not straightforward, but it is almost certainly the right thing to do in the long term. So thanks to all for some helpful spine-stiffening!! Best wishes - Mallen >>> Rasmus Lerdorf <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 04/11/02 08:37am >>> > We have just taken a contract for a dedicated server, and I tried rather > hard to get it to be a Linux server. The killer for that was that we > have a significantly complex site that will need to be migrated to the > server which has been coded in asp - which leaves us rather stuck with > Windows and IIS. I stared this hard in the face and asked questions > about the cost of recoding before being reluctantly persuaded this had > to be. > > So that being the case, am I picking up the message that the criticisms > are basically correct? ie. no-one ought to start from here, but if > you're forced to use IIS (because asp won't work with anything else) > then php / mysql is not going to be the way to go (xxx are proposing > coldfusion / sqlserver). But there is really no point in switching from ASP to CF. What are you hoping to gain? Going from one dead-end proprietary system to another which both try to lock you into their technologies seems pointless to me. Is ASP not working? Why not just stick with that? Why not get a low-cost Linux server as well and slowly start migrating things? -Rasmus ________________________________________________________________________ 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 ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 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