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I am a beginner in IT.
Is there anyone here tell me why people still looking for other web server instead of using Win 95/98's personal web server?  Any advantages for these server?
What are Exchange Server, SNA Server and SQL server?
If i am going to set up a server in a company, what servers should i install?
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a good web server has lots of security, windows 98 and 95 are insufficient in that respect.  A better choice for a web server is Windows NT running a web server process via software.  However, the most common choice, again for the security and the fault tolerance would be a unix based web server.
     Exchange server is a mail and personal information software suite which allows customized distribution of mail and information within an organization from outside. Runs on NT.
     SNA server is for mainframe host connectivity, this will allow you to connect to IBM mainframe via VTAM using SNA server.  Which runs on NT.
     SQL server is a database server that runs on Windows NT.

I hope this answers your questions.

If you are going to set up a web server in your company, I would use a product designed for Windows NT 4.0.  for the following reasons:
1.  It will be easier to find people with skills in NT than Unix.
2.  NT has good security.
3.  NT is somewhat fault tolerant, it is not likely to crash often.


Good Luck

Jeff
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by:kfchan
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Hi Heff,
Thank u for the about answer.But..
What kind of mails dealed by exchange server? Mail within company or email outside?
Can i setup email account and internal mail account together using a single exchange server?
and i am asking "setting up a server in a company, what servers should i install?", not only the web server.
Do you means i have to install several servers separately if i want the server to provide mail, web page,database..etc. ?
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by:yogiman
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you can install multiple servers (or better services) on one single computer. Of course you have to make some compromises performancewise.
Exchange Server can be used for outside and inside mails.
One product which does all the things you want is the Microsoft Small Business Server which consists out Exchange Server, SQL Server, Web Server , Proxy Server and NT Server itself.
But it is restricted to 25 users only.
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