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^KoalaBear^
05-29-2003, 08:44 AM
Aggghhhhhhh.....I am ready to commit Hari Kari! LOL

The more I read about the different types of scripts the more I get confused... but then what's new? LOL :D

I'm looking for a good, free-use 'refer-a-friend-to-my-site' script but keep seeing them offered in Unix, Linux, Apache, Windows IIS etc.... and not sure which I should be investigating further!

At the risk of (again... sigh lol :o ) proving my stooopidity, what dictates the actual choice/s made? The server type my site is hosted on? The visitor's IP server type? My puter's OS? Visitor's OS? Or some other mysterious factor/s? LOL

I now understand I can have one written in CGI or Perl because my free host server has a /cgi-bin/ facility but not PHP or ASP... but that is only a script hosting consideration, isn't it?

Is it so that if a, say Unix/Linux one is used (if this is possible), that a person on a Win IIS server or using a Win98 OS puter can't use this service? Or simlilar for other choices?

Is there any such 'refer-a-friend' animal that is ok on any type of server or OS used?

No guffawing either, you young techis :D

KB...

STDestiny
05-30-2003, 01:35 PM
When they say a script will only work on a certain OS, they mean the server's OS (yours if the server is on your computer.) It will never depend on the users OS, as long as they have one that has a web browser.



Is it so that if a, say Unix/Linux one is used (if this is possible), that a person on a Win IIS server or using a Win98 OS puter can't use this service? Or simlilar for other choices?


If you use PHP, it can be used on any OS that supports PHP. For other scripting engines, I'm not sure.

-Andrew

^KoalaBear^
05-31-2003, 03:44 AM
Thanks Andrew. I think what you're saying is this..... I must first check what type of server my web hosting service is operating on... then go look for a script compatible with it/them (if I have different pages on different host-servers).

The main ones seem to be IIS, Apache and Unix but still unsure what the difference is, if any, between Apache and the others.

Mods...... I'm patently aware that this thread is probably heading for another discussion area, but to me.... at least... it might be interesting to other newbies as well :thumbsup:

KB...

STDestiny
06-09-2003, 11:34 PM
Well first, understand that Apache usually goes with Linux/Unix servers (though I have used it on Windows pretty well) and that IIS is for Windows only (afaik). And like I said, if your host supports PHP, then it doesn't really matter; PHP code is virtually the same on all servers.

-Andrew

^KoalaBear^
06-10-2003, 02:09 AM
Thanks again Andrew! :)



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