Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jul 2009 16:06 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
General Development Windows might be a popular platform for running certain kinds of Web applications. But too many developers have been burnt by trying to deploy PHP applications on a Windows server. "If you banged on [a PHP application] too hard on Windows, IIS would crash, and nobody could tell why it died," Microsoft's Garrett Serack says. Microsoft is aiming to change that. In fact, while you weren't looking, they already made some improvements.
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Shouldn't this say "suck less on IIS"?
by massysett on Thu 30th Jul 2009 18:59 UTC
massysett
Member since:
2007-12-04

Apparently it is IIS that is crashing, not Windows. Thus wouldn't using Apache on Windows also solve this problem? Apache does run on Windows. Is it that nobody bothers to run Apache on Windows?

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

RTFA, they barely talked about IIS, more about the build process for windows, and the external libraries used.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Nevermind.

Edited 2009-07-30 19:53 UTC

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memson Member since:
2006-01-01

RTFA, they barely talked about IIS, more about the build process for windows, and the external libraries used.


What does that statement have to do with the question he asked? Nothing.

Yes, PHP runs happily on Apache for Windows. No need to use IIS, unless your company is a Microsoft partner/Microsoft certified org/Windows certified or whatever - then you're probably tied to IIS to keep the accreditation (guessing - correct me if I am wrong.)

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