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Old 05-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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WAMP or WHA...?


Hello All!
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I posted this on this thread, cause I am a newbie. I tried to find info in this forum and in google but don't know how to direct my query. Please instruct me to move this thread to a particular forum if necessary.
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I wish migrating a standalone vb6 solution to a PHP/MySQL platform. The idea is to have this new platform run locally at each client site. Should I WAMP? (I learned about LAMP by querying this forum, and had a bunch of fun creating a solution on the LAMP setup). Should I move to a LAMP environment? Will that result in my customers having to replace hardware? My client installation requires only PCs, no servers and do not want to require servers for implementations because of the high cost. So basically...

I wish to design and build a client site installation for hosting a PHP/MySQL based solution without requiring an actual server device. Any suggestions?

Kindest regards,
 
Old 05-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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If its already a VB6 solution and its running on regular hardware,.. then Linux will be able to run it on the same hardware.

I run an entire OpenStack CLOUD on a laptop.

Lamp is nice. But a lot of people are moving to Nginx for their webserver.

An LNMP stack. If you are interested. Also, utilize Memcached and Varnish if you can. And dont use Mysql if you can help it. Use MariaDB the opensource/non-crazy license rewrite of Mysql. Its a drop in replacement most of the time.

So thats an LNMMPV stack now.

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Lnmmpv

I am super interested in this LNMMPV

I will be researching. Do you have any links for your recommendations?
 
Old 05-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Sure thing!

http://memcached.org/

https://www.varnish-cache.org/

https://mariadb.org/

http://nginx.org/en/

And of course PHP version and Linux Flavor of your choice.

BTW: the LNMMPV acronym is something I made up just a moment ago, referring to these programs. No use in calling it that, or trying to search for it.
 
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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I follow, though you could be starting something with the LNMMPV :-D

So you think it will be a good idea to move these client site installs to run on some sort of L stack? I'll research those links and be grateful of your input.

I may post more questions as I proceed with this effort, super excited to move to this new platform.

Kindest regards,
 
Old 05-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Thats all down to what kind of application it is, what your users are willing to do, what kind of support you are giving. There are a ton of variables to moving a system from platform to platform.

Heh. Hows about LN2MVP?
 
Old 05-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #7
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Thanks so much to tend to these questions. My intent is to gain direction, and to this point you have helped a ton!

We currently provide software support for the VB6 version to about 150 installations. Its an EHR (Electronic Health Record), and the clients are and will be willing to do "not much".

I figure I can manage to have most of them upgrade to a new PC, but asking them to purchase a server will be too much. Perhaps a PC that runs a Linux OS.

Clients are all required to have a basic LAN and internet connection.

Actually, what we are looking to do is remove the mayority of requirements we can. So the solution can be accessed by any browser, from any device... NO CITRIX!!!!

Thanks for all your input. I am currently on the sites you listed, reading/learning.

Kindest regards,
 
  


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