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Old 04-30-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Migration of Windows IIS website to RedHat


I'm new in Linux & I'm working as Network Admin. my company requires IIS to be on linux.
Could you please help me with the steps,

How to Migrate the Windows IIS one website to Red Hat server?

If we can do then what's the requirement?
What needs to be done from first level to end level?
Step by Step guide for the same.

Arshad Shaikh

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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Firstly, IIS itself will not work on linux.

Therefore I assume you want to migrate the website, not IIS.
There are several alternative web servers for linux.
A commonly used one is called Apache. Another popular one is 'nginx'

To migrate, it will be necessary to analyse the website in terms of the languages used.
For example, let's assume it has some static HTML pages, and a CGI application in perl.
In this case, migration to Apache may be feasible, and might even be fairly easy to do.

In another case, if the website uses 'asp', it may be difficult or impossible,
because the solution on Apache may not be fully compatible with your code.
Old 05-01-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by arshadshaikh View Post
my company requires IIS to be on linux.
Require all they want.
Wollongong has good advice, but the bottom line is it is NOT possible.
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I think to be able to advise further we will need your estimation of what Server Side language(s) were used.

You could attempt to do this by looking at the web root and compile a list of file extensions.

.asp and .aspx (among others) Are ASP/ASP.NET which will likely require an ASP/ASPNET implementation on Apache. As an example some ASP.NET web sites (dependent on complexity) can run on Apache using the mono mod:

Wollongong's advice for ASP itself may well be good for applications written in ASP.

If there are .php files (among others) this means your application may be written mostly in PHP in which case your application should port to a LAMP server quite easily.
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This may help to check if it is feasible to transfer a web site.

Hello Arshad Shaikh I hope the following may help!
Copy all of the existing site to a folder on the machine you hope to run/service from into a folder.
Try to run the site from that machine with the internet connection disconnected, such as pull the lan plug out.
This will show a lot of the problems, like permissions, absolute address instead of relative, are the correct server/s working, do you have the correct software installed.
If you can successfully run the site from a static computer you have a good chance it will work on line.
I am sure there are other suggestions from other folk to add to this.
I wish you the best.

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