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I keep hearing different things about ASP on *nix, and need to know: Can a *nix server be setup to provide ASP support?
what's *nix ? (Is that Unix or am I just stupid ? If it is, then the answer is sipmle : ASP's only run on windows-servers)
08-19-2002, 03:32 PM
It sure can.
Check out http://www.chilisoft.com
yeah, buth those or not 'real' ASP's. you need to make them portable first + instal a server-plugin. tried it once buth didn't succeed.
so maybe i am just stupid:)
perhaps i'll try it again in the near futhure, because this windows-dependency is (for me) the biggest disadvantage
buth still : the problem still remains if you can't do your own hosting (that's me !). i don't think their are a lot of unix machines with this plugin installed.
Having to setup the system on it's own box isn't the problem. What's happening is I'm about to start helping someone with their website, and the frontend and members areas will all be built in php. However, they sell investment software to brokers and already have someone ready to program the whole system serverside in asp rather than offer downloads, making the software itself easier to update.
Averse as I am to NT servers, this actually does make sense, because their target market are all on broadband connections anyway, and it's pretty easy to integrate asp with viz-basic for a friendly windows environment just by building a plugin. Plus the bandwidth would be considerably cut simply by people not having to download new stuff all the time.
You see the potential conflict, though. :(
This in mind, I understand the Chilisoft asp platform runs a little different than asp on NT. Anyone have some insight into this? If my guys are on a *nix server using Redhat 7.3 or something with an asp module installed, are there going to have to be all kinds of coding adjustements for asp-built stuff developed elsewhere? I know squat about asp, and need to offer some definitive advice on this pretty soon.
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