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Old 03-15-2003, 07:41 AM   #1
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Question IIS or Apache?


Which is better for all kinds of use: IIS or Apache? And please be specific. Which can do more, which is securer, which will be easier to use, setup a webserver on, and other various things. A comparison chart would be nice. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 08:02 AM   #2
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Come on mib, is this a serious question? For any serious webserving there is only one option: Apache.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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LOL. Ok, let me put it this way: Which is easier to use/maintain? And which requires less brainpower? Hehe.

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Old 03-15-2003, 08:23 AM   #4
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Don't know, I only have limited experience with Apache. But what's wrong with using your brain anyway?
 
Old 03-15-2003, 08:42 AM   #5
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I thought this thread was a joke too when I read it.

Apache is probably harder to setup, but just because you actually have to edit the apache.conf file (gasp) instead of the Windoze check-box setup.

Once apache is up and running, it is a snap to maintain. However for IIS, your more likely to end up do 5-10 at Chino because some h4ck0r used your box to store warez. I would seriously think about using apache before you connect anything running IIS to the internet.

Editing a file is probably alot easier than rebuilding Windoze everytime you get hacked.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 11:00 AM   #6
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Hahaha.... I agree with you guys... I'll choose Apache now. Thanks.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 01:40 PM   #7
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hmm, I dont know if anyone noticed this is Linux forum, and as far as I know IIS doesnt work with Linux. I dont think this is right place to ask these kind of questions.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 02:54 PM   #8
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maybe he wants to run it with wine just kidding but statistics say 60 percent of servers use apache so use it
 
Old 03-15-2003, 03:01 PM   #9
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Quote:
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maybe he wants to run it with wine just kidding but statistics say 60 percent of servers use apache so use it
And statistics is saying over 90% of people are using windoze but I am not using it.....lol

Just kidding, Apache is the way to go
 
Old 03-15-2003, 03:05 PM   #10
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that was funny
 
Old 03-16-2003, 03:17 AM   #11
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statistics show that 42% of statistics are made up on the spot, but I believe they say that 64% of webservers on the net are running Apache. The strange thing is that 86% of webserver hacks are on IIS. 72% of those hacks are by 1-legged bi-polar teenage alcoholics. If you don't believe that, check with the experts, 97% of them will agree with 29% of the facts.

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Is it already 4:15 in the morning?

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Old 03-16-2003, 12:00 PM   #12
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LOL.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 06:22 PM   #13
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And now for a serious reply.

I'd say if you are doing just some static html or php pages, then use Apache. Even if you intend to use javascript or some simple java applets.

If you intend to put up an application server using some sort of Java Beans, then I would suggest Apache as well. There are modules already there for just about any J2EE app server you could think of running.

If you intend to put up asp pages or use .Net, then I suggest you have your head examined, then change your mind and put up Apache using one of the previous mentioned solutions.

In terms of security, IIS has way to many problems, Apache is about as close to rock solid as you can get. When a major heavyweight like the Gartner group recommends that businesses make the switch from IIS to Apache... That says something. Taking a major corporations' Web-servers and switching the entire platform on which they operate is no easy undertaking. $$$CHI-CHING$$$
 
Old 03-16-2003, 07:16 PM   #14
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Darn my old brain, just can't remember
all these acronyms ... what did
IIS stand for again?

Insecure Internet Server?

Cheers,
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