: Hello . . . I am currently using a web-hosting company to host my
: website. I am currently running on their Apache servers, however
: since I essentially rely on Frontpage 98 to administer and develop my
: site, I was wondering if I should switch over to their NT based server
: running IIS. Any comments would be gratefully received!
Lots of people will give you differing opinions. I think it is fair to
say that most of the posters on comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix are
I can only speak for myself - I ran a NT 4 server box with IIS 3 for
about 15 months and I found it a very frustrating experience. NT would
crash every few days without leaving any logs of why it failed,
the MS Index server (site search engine) did the same. Also NT/IIS is
not secure out of the box - it takes a great deal of work to make it
secure, in fact I would say it is impossible.
I think you will find that most ISPs/web hosting companies of similar sorts
to yours would recommend Apache - NT/IIS is not stable or secure enough.
Hope the above info is of help.
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Reading University, UK Web: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/~suq98ngo/