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  • IIS vs Apache vs Others

    I know there are a lot of followers of both sides, a lot of people hates IIS, but I Would like to know your opinion. Pros and cons about each one. Always used Apache but I readed good reviews about latests IIS versions.
    /Giuseppe

    Professional Scriptcase Services
    Some Customers opinions

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    The major disadvantage of IIS is that on each and every new version the security settings change, causing a real maze of options where you get lost if you want to achieve some simple things like allowing to install a webservice, or setting rights for directories. If you run plesk then these issues are minor because with plesk you can do all the necessary settings pretty easy. So currently I'm running Scriptcase production on an IIS system and no issues at all, except that I need to change rights before defining the connection which I need to roll back afterwards (something similar with 777->644). Again, with plesk maintenance of the server is easy.
    But if you are running a server with plain iis then it's a complete nightmare imho.

    I still like apache the most, there are great packages like uniform server, completely packaged for production. Loads and loads of support forums and docs to find your way.
    Albert Drent
    aducom software netherlands
    scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
    www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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    • #3
      Thanks Albert. I will do some tests and try.

      Friends of mine thath uses IIS precisely told me one of the advantages of IIS is easy administration (as is, without plesk)
      /Giuseppe

      Professional Scriptcase Services
      Some Customers opinions

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      • #4
        IIS easy in administration? Well I dare to say it isnt that easy. Under apache you can get a really fine administration via config files on iis you need to know where the settigns are. If you are not used to it then you really need to do some digging on occasions. Yet if the applications are pretty stanadard then it is fairly easy. Without plesk it is harder to find out every detail. Although you can seriously have a lot of settings in IIS, some controllable via scripts.
        One interesting difference is the timeout, say someone goes to http://myserver/nonexistingpage.dll then IIS will always respond with a timeout result page if the dll doesnt respond quick enough. Apache on the other hand doesnt respond to the client properly and the browser gets a timeout.

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        • #5
          I'm starting to like you too rr

          Yes for apache, NO for IIS, lots of complicated useless stuff, thats my opinion

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          • #6
            I so want to try scriptcase under nginx or lighthttpd, just havent had the time to test yet...

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            • #7
              Well Mike,

              You should like 'rr' as he's a member of my team :-P
              Albert Drent
              aducom software netherlands
              scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
              www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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              • #8
                I know. Thats why I like him most :-P

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                • #9
                  Dave Prue
                  Code Whisperer
                  Lahar International Corp
                  www.lahar.net

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                  • #10
                    I have WPN-XM installed, just need time to do some tests and check if it's worth.
                    /Giuseppe

                    Professional Scriptcase Services
                    Some Customers opinions

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                    • #11
                      I have problems with update system settings:
                      Erros:
                      Check browser when log on via cookie
                      Check IP when log on via cookie
                      Check machine when log on via cookie
                      Time to expire the login cookie (days)
                      can someone help me ?

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                      • #12
                        What exactly are you doing?
                        Albert Drent
                        aducom software netherlands
                        scriptcase partner, reseller, support and (turn-key) development
                        www.scriptcase.eu / www.scriptcase.nl

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