IIS or Apache?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, May 19, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    I have been doing a lot of reading on IIS lately, I have a small webpage created on CUTEsitebuilder (trial version). I have heard around here that there is another webserver called Apache. Which one would be right for me, the newbie when it comes webpage deployment? Might apache have some sort of wizard I can follow, the literature on MS on IIS is a little over the top for me, not much but a little. I guess a little hard to understand.


    Heeter
     
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    I would stick at IIS seeming as your running server 2003.

    Apache is a very good server, IIS does have more "features" and ease of use though. IIS becomes very easy indeed with a little time.

    Apache is a little harder, most of the configeration is done though text based files.

    The windows version is easier to use but less capable than IIS for sure. You loose the benifits that Apache brings when you run it under windows so i would go with IIS.

    And then there is SimpleWWW from analog x:

    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/sswww.htm

    No options, no fuss, just a simple server! Depends on what you want to use it for i guess.

    No harm in trying them both out at the end of the day. If your in it to learn that would be my suggestion!
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks Enyo,

    That is how I am looking at it. A way and a means to learn hands on. Just to learn. To see if I, myself, can do it on my own. Thanks.

    Heeter