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I need to set up a webserver on a Windows XP Pro box so that I can run ASP.  All my other servers run RedHat Linux Enterprise with PHP/mySQL, JAVA or postgresl.  The developer for this particular application doesn't have the expertise to migrate ASP to PHP and I don't have the time factor to utilize ChilliSoft right now.  I am interested in using the Windows OS for this as so many programmers rave about how great Win Server is.  I'm not convinced but am open.  So Windows gurus lead me through this.  Thanks in advance
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MikeMillerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Windows Server 2003 would be the best options because it has IIS6 while WindowsXP is only IIS5.1 .

Also, if you are going to serve your pages, a server platform is preferred because XP will allow only 1 website and is limited on the number of connections.

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MikeMillerCommented:
Linux to Windows Migration
Migrating Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP to Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/migration/linux/mvc/miglamp.mspx
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midav2004Author Commented:
No, I will not migrate these from PHP to Windows.  The applications are written for ASP and Windows.  I have not run nor set up any Windows Servers - only Linux and SCO Unix running Apache.  I would like to set up the Windows Server on a Windows XP Pro machine.  I do have a 180 day evaluation copy of Window Server 2003 but have not installed it but I could run that.  I am only familar with using Window on PCs or workstations.
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midav2004Author Commented:
I setup the Windows Server 2003 on my machine.  Everything seems to be working just fine.  However, I am not used to using the server for webhosting and really only familar with Apache in a Linux environment.  Where do I start for configuring the webserver and documentation?
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midav2004Author Commented:
I have the server set as an Application Server with IIS.  I am still not sure how to host the sites or which folders to place these in.  I do see the Default Web Site listing under Web Sites in the local computer folder.  So I'm not sure what to do next?
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midav2004Author Commented:
I have found the default webpage listed at C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\iistart.htm  I'm still not familar with this config but appears to be logically setup
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midav2004Author Commented:
I can display the website on the server itself in internet explorer resolving to the domain name and also another domain for another site.  On another pc host the sites will only resolve to the IP address/domain_folder for that site and does not resolve to the dns entry.  If I ping the domain name it will resolve to that address of the webserver however from a command window.  I am just not familar with the Windows Server and would ask for some assistance.  Thanks in advance.
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MikeMillerCommented:
So you have a daomin name like (domain.com)?

On the server, you can see the website using either http://domain.com or http//192.168.0.1 (or whatever  your ip is) ?

And then on another computer, you can see the website at http://192.168.0.1 but you can't see it at Http://domain.com?

Did you register the domain? You usually have to pay an annual fee to register it at a registrar like register.com. Then you have to configure it to where your (or your ISP's) DNS servers are. Then you have your DNS servers setup with DNS entries to point domain.com to your Ip address.

mike
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midav2004Author Commented:
Yes, the domain name is www.shoponlinesource.com but that points to www.shoponlinesource.com/shop/index.html  In addition I have several other shopping sites redirecting to this URL.  The actual website should be up in about a week and be called www.bigastore.com  Thanks for the help.
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MikeMillerCommented:
It came up for me...

http://www.shoponlinesource.com/

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