With Windows 2003 server, there are comprehensive lists of what you need to do to secure the server before use. For Windows 2008, I wonder is there such a list? Or is it true as what I heard from Microsoft that it is already secured out of the box?
Anyone has any resources on the hardening or preparation of 2008 for server hosting uses?
I'm making a reasonably uninformed comparison here. Since Windows Vista is noted to be more resource intensive and slower than Win XP, are we right in assuming that Windows 2008 is slower than Windows 2003?
For instance, with two boxes with an identical hardware setup but the two different server OSes, will the same application like, say MySQL run slower on the Win 2008 machine?
i wanted to buy a dedicated server and when i had questions about 2003 web, i talked to hivelocity live support and i think it was dave who told me that Windows 2003 web has a restriction for mysql which was 512 KB. I myself is planning to own a gameserver that uses java and mysql and i know for sure uses much much more space than 512 KB. Is this true that 2003 restricts the size of your DB and when your DB reaches 512 kb, it can no longer be used? Also, is the windows 2008 web licensing fee the same as windows 2003 web?
I am about to move my site to a dedicated server. My current site is running on PHP and MYSQL on a Linux box (shared host), but I am familiar with Windows/IIS so I decide to run the site on Windows 2008 instead of Linux on a deciated server.
Before I begin to move, I would like to ask for your experience. Have anyone here ever tried PHP/MySQL on Windows server in production environment? What are the limitations (and/or performance issues) when running PHP/MySQL on Windows?
I've started to use Plesk 8.4 on Windows Server 2008 at work, and totally love it. The IIS7-native MS rewrite engine works pretty good. It's a dedicated box.
For my own hosting, I use either shared/reseller or VPS. Looking around, it seems every VPS is still on Windows Server 2003 and IIS6.
I took a look at the Parallels site, but came up empty. Is Server 2008 not supported by Virtuozzo yet? Is that what everybody's waiting for? If that's the case, any news/rumors on when it may be supported? IIS7 is a huge leap over IIS6, in terms of PHP and the Rewrite (plus a few other things, though not as important to me).
With Windows client OS (e.g. Vista), it's always good practice to hold upgrading till the first service pack comes out. How true is this for Windows Server software? We're going to upgrade some Windows servers and would like to know if we should stick to Win Server 2003 or go ahead and get 2008?
On February 27, 2008, Microsoft will jointly release Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008, kicking off what it calls a "launch wave" with hundreds of events worldwide. Microsoft will pitch the products as a platform for next-generation Web service applications.
Windows Server 2008 is still expected to be released to manufacturing before the end of the year, with November as the rumored timeframe. Microsoft took a similar tack with Windows Vista, making it available to businesses in November before its public launch in late January.
What do you think this means to hosts offering windows servers? Will they start offering Server2008 in november as the rumor goes, or only in February when it'll be officially launched?
What about swsoft and virtuozzo. What timeframe do you think they'll need to adapt server 2008 for their virtualization.
I've been paying $160 a month for a dedicated server that runs my web application and my mssql 2008 database.
Due to the economic times, I've been searching for a cheaper alternative... This gets me thinking... Wouldn't this be a good business plan for VPS companies?
Include 4-5 databases on a extreme, high-performance MSSQL server for all windows vps.
I know there are current setups like this, but no host really emphasizes the power of their mssql server. If they show how their db server is extremely fast, customers would be less likely to try and run their own express version on the vps. Thereby decreasing ram/cpu load on the vps, and increasing the overall efficiency of the dedicated server running the vps'.
Are there any hosts that currently market like this? If not, why don't you?
I'm calling bits of code using the following under Windows Server 2008
Code: <!--#include virtual="/mycode.html"--> It's working in every instance EXCEPT for one file.
The contents of mycode.html is part of a Javscript...
I've implemented a workaround but would like to know if this problem is due to something not set up properly in Windows Server, by design, or something else.
This previously worked fine in various Apache environments though.
Background: I work for a small microsoft based web dev company who is slowly starting to do more PHP based work. To date we've run these sites (mostly WP) through IIS6 on Windows Server 2003 although this presents problems around mod rewrites etc.
We're at a stage where we can make a decision between upgrading our existing server to IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 which seems to have better support for running PHP and all it entails - OR - getting a Linux box.
As a developer my preference is for the Linux server although the finance department ain't too keen on paying for another server.
Question: Have you experienced any significant problems in hosting PHP on IIS7 on WS 2008 alongside .NET apps? Are there any concrete technical reasons why we shouldn't use this set up?
I've planed to go on easyCGI, I need your valuable suggestion should host on windows 2003 or windows 2008, which one more secure and helpfull they are offering same price for both servers. Looking forward for your kind response.