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Is there a web server built into XP like Windows 2000?

by jamie.p.walsh / June 5, 2004 2:38 PM PDT

I am trying to use it to test out my ASP pages, but cannot find anything.

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Re:Is there a web server built into XP like Windows 2000?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2004 10:14 PM PDT

Most likely not. You might have to download and install IIS, but don't expose such to the internet since as supplied it's still not without security issues.


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Re:Re:Is there a web server built into XP like Windows 2000?

What would you suggest if I am developing in ASP?

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Maybe PHP and MySQL?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2004 2:32 AM PDT

It all depends on your client's needs, but the above are very resilient to moving to many OSes. And by all means, add Apache to that too.

You can run IIS, but be aware that "out of the box" it's not what I'd expose to the internet. To find out, you should setup a trial "boom box" to see if your setup is compromised when you place it on the internet... Always fun to see how long before it's taken down or altered. Well, maybe not for the would-be web master, but how else will they learn?


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Re:Maybe PHP and MySQL?
by jamie.p.walsh / June 7, 2004 3:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe PHP and MySQL?

this is just a testing site. intranet. will not be hosted here. Just to test the site and then I'll upload to the hosting service.

Curious though, do you understand the associated costs for developers using those technologies? They typically outweigh the cost savings of purchasing the platform and tools. I applaud the open source movement, but its only a matter of time before those systems become targets as well.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2004 3:16 AM PDT

I just finished a MySQL based design and it was about the smoothest development cycle ever. The issues about Oracle or Microsoft SQL costs vanished and the customer can field some 100+ copies without any downside. On top of that, having stellar documentation helped immensely.

If we forget about applause, the money is great to keep rather than sharing with Microsoft, but I digress.


You can install IIS and try this, but be sure to not expose your install since its likely you can't spend all the time needed to lock it down.


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by jamie.p.walsh / June 9, 2004 12:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Absolutely.

Call me your donkey. All I needed to do was look at the install CD and realize that they just omitted from sending the pc w/ IIS installed. Installed it yesterday and I'm running perfectly.

Yes, I have software and hardware firewall protection and have no plan to use this as my actual host. Thanks for the digression.

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