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Old January 7th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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The server that hosts my website is on Windows platform and does not accepts php forms, It has to be move to a Linux one, here's my question, other than not being allowed to use FrontPage extensions (wich I don't) is there anything else I should be worried about?

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Old January 7th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #2
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Most hosting providers should be able to give you PHP usage regardless of if it's on a Windows server or a Linux server. PHP runs on both, though some hosting providers are lazy and don't install the PHP engine on their Windows servers.

That aside, you only need to worry if you use any ASP scripts. But it sounds like you are using PHP scripting not ASP. Everything else is just choice and preference.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #3
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Just finished chating to Tech support. They do provided on their Linux servers but not on the Windows, Don't know why.

Are web browsers compatibility an issue here?

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Old January 7th, 2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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No web browser compatibility issues with your server... it is what your server delivers that causes compatibility issues. Any code like PHP or ASP is done on the server side, the end user never sees any of it... Only your HTML, Javascript, whatever will have browser compatibility issues because they are rendered and dealt with on the browser side.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #5
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Good to know.
Thanks to all for your help.

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Old January 13th, 2005, 10:22 AM   #6
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BTW, most Linux ISP's do support a large subset of FrontPage extensions, you just have to turn it on when you gen the site.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 10:32 AM   #7
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Thanks John for your info.

I'll move to Linux.

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Old January 14th, 2005, 08:21 AM   #8
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Windows Internet Servers CAN support php, no problem.
The php engine just needs to be installed and you're good to go, not moving servers and you retain full support for your FrontPage extensions (though I personally prefer Macromedia Dreamweaver for web authoring)

Windows binaries for php support are available from php.net:
http://www.php.net/downloads.php

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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:54 AM   #9
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One last thing to be aware of if you are using PHP is that many hosts only run PHP as CGI for security reasons. If you don't know what that means or why it matters, then it probably doesn't matter to you! :-)
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