I'd jump to Apache for the web server since I know that locking down IIS is time lost.
What I wonder however is if you asked google how to install IIS on XP Home. I remember it possible but my style is to not duplicate such web content.
I have just acquired a new laptop that came with Windows XP - Home Edition. My earlier system which is completely dead now had Windows 98 SE that the PWS/4.
I am learning CGI, Perl and PHP programming that require testing on a local web services. On the Win 98, I had no problem, but with the XP Home Edition, I am now stuck. I realized that there was no PWS/IIS included with the XP Home Edition.
I really need to continue with learning of these programs and would like some assistance as to how I can get the PWS/IIS. I am learning from somewhere online that these cannot work with XP-Home Edition. If this is true, is there any other software I can use to continue my programming knowledge?