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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache under Windows 2003 or Linux ?
Date Sun, 21 Jun 2009 12:41:04 GMT
Pierre Labrecque wrote:
I have read some
> comments on the web that said that it’s a “heresy” to run Apache on a
> Windows 2003 system. 

You should not believe everything you read.
The comment you mention above is probably from a bishop of the Church of 
Microsoft, or a priest of the Church of Open Source.  Both these 
clergies tend to be sectarian sometimes.

Apache 2.x works fine under Windows.

Just make sure you disable IIS.  You cannot run both IIS and Apache2, in 
their standard configuration (both listening on port 80) at the same time.

Also, as long as we are talking about Windows, if running this Apache is 
going to be the main thing on this server, you might as well have a look 
at all the Windows Services that are started by default, and of which 
many are unnecessary.  Changing those from "automatic startup" to 
"manual startup" will save you megabytes of RAM and millions of CPU 
cycles, to the benefit of your Apache server.
Also beware of virus scanning services and other stuff that has no place 
on a webserver.

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