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From Lyle Wincentsen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache under Windows 2003 or Linux ?
Date Sun, 21 Jun 2009 16:52:49 GMT
On the other hand, if you were looking for a reason to learn something about
Linux, this sounds like a perfect learning project. (It really is pretty
awesome, IMHO.)

Good luck whatever you decide to do.


On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 7:41 AM, André Warnier <> wrote:

> 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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