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Old 03-20-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Currently I am generating some webpages via a script I run off a Linux server. Unfortunately, the host limits the amount of processing the scripts can do, to conserve their resources. Rather than find another host, I was hoping to either install some sort of Linux program on an old PC or install some sort of Linux program that runs under Windows.

The script will run under:

SuSE LINUX with Apache
Red Hat Linux with Apache
BSDI Unix with Apache

Does anyone have a suggestion as to which option would be easiest for me? I have limited knowledge of Linux so I am not too anxious to tackle a new OS from scratch. Does a program exist that will emulate the systems above on a Windows box? Not sure if it helps but the script will not run under WIN/IIS.

Thanks a lot for your help folks!
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Depends on the scripting language, I suppose. You can
run apache on wondows, though.

Old 03-20-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response!!

I installed Apache and am now playing around with it. I am going to look around this site for some answers but if you could point me in the direction of how to CHMOD the cgi files, that would be great! I am use to using CuteFTP so I guess I will have to learn the commands to do it manually.

On another note, the program is written in Perl.

Thanks again.
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Changing file permissions on Windows is completely different than on a *nix system so chmod is effectively a no do.

You might look into running Apache under Cygwin which then allows you to use *nix commands without mucking up your Windows Installation. Perl is well catered for.

See here - Apache on Cygwin for more info.
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Thanks Prj, I will give that a try.

lol, I will be using this locally so I will avoid all of the security risks....I have enough security problems using Windows on a daily basis....I don't need any more


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