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 Post subject: Windows server VS Linux
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:23 am 
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I am torn between windows server and linux.

Is there any real benefits between one or the other, does one perform better or is it a matter of personal choice?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:34 pm 
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One is WAY cheaper , both n terms of software cost and in minimum hardware requirements! They both have their advantages and disadvatages. If you are running your own web server, and aren't familiar with Linux, it will take a while to learn. They both work serve web pages extremely well. But in my opiniion, for an application like Joomla, where you're running Apache and MySQL, you may as well use Linux.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:02 pm 
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While Joomla does run on Windows and IIS, it is developed on Apache. You can run Apache on Windows, but the installed base for Apache is much bigger on Linux. If you are comfortable with both, I would personally go for the Linux platform.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:04 pm 
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Thanks for that.

It doesn't cost me any more to put it on windows or linux...equally I have no technical knowledge of either.

I only thought about Linux because I read it was better for SEF

Is this true?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:39 pm 
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Whether you run Linux or Windows has nothing to do with SEF. I assume you are referring to Apache's mod_rewrite vs IIS. If you are not familiar with Linux run Windows with Apache, if you are comfortable with both run Linux with Apache. Having loaded mod_rewrite you can switch on SEF in each case.

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