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Apache 2.2.2 vs IIS 6

 
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NthDegree



Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Mon 01 May '06 22:04    Post subject: Apache 2.2.2 vs IIS 6 Reply with quote

Here's the big question:

Is Apache 2.2.2 better than IIS 6?


OK so it's not that big Razz but what is the best in terms of performance, security, reliability, scalability and which offers the best durability.


I personally have found that over time apache has screwed up on my x64 system (unable to load the service or the site doesn't work and my memory gets eaten).

But I also found that IIS 6 has it's weaknesses too (it's main services have to use the SYSTEM account and it's got a bad reputation that almost leaves you quaking in your boots).

Although IIS 6 has a strong authentication system, native support for a naturally more secure scripting language and a builtin form of firewalling (that's why worms pwnt it Mr. Green ), Apache has mod_security and a lot of excellent contributions.

So which is better? What's your opinion on it all everyone?
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Steffen
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Joined: 15 Oct 2005
Posts: 2580
Location: Hilversum, NL, EU

PostPosted: Tue 02 May '06 17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Difficult.

Depends what you want/need.

I think Apache, at least for me, is far more flixeble and you can configure what you want, very flexible.
Strong point in Apache are for example the features of mod_rewrite and mod_proxy (reverse, balancer, ajp etc).

If you want develop ASP/NET applications then IIS is the best choise. And for php and (mod)perl is Apache the best choise (the php-guys are "married" with the apache-guys).

But.. for small business and home my favorite is the sambar server (see www.apachelounge.com/sambar ) . It has lots lots goodies.

Steffen
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Jorge



Joined: 12 Mar 2006
Posts: 376
Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Wed 03 May '06 16:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't have many problems with apache on x64 runs fine...
Even a full x64 build works (full eq all standard modules including mod_ssl and deflate)

Mod_security works well with it too... no php yet or mod_perl (might be because no perl form x64?)
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