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Hi. I am using Windows NT4 Server on my webserver. I have installed GuildFTP as FTP Server. Now i have some questions about what i need on my webserver:

1. Wich Web-Server app. should i choose, Apache, IIS 4 or PWS??? (I think i would prefer PWS. Its easy2use)

2. I want as many features available I want to be able to run as many web-languages as possible. ( already have PHP and ASP) How many can i have and wich ones?

3. I want to set and monitor how much traffic each user/directory have. What do i need?

4. I want to set up a mail server with POP3 and SMTP. I have a mailserver app. (Wich one should i prefer? WinMail or 602LAN SUITE)

Remember this server will not be busy so i dont think that i need a superfast computer. I have this one i think i will use as server:
Intel Pentium, 166 Mhz
64 MB Ram
1280Mb Harddisk (I dont need more)
Enough cooling so it dont get too hot. (3 fan's)
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IIS4 and PWS both come with NT4 Server.  I would choose IIS over PWS because it's very easy to learn how to use and is much more full-featured than PWS.  However, IIS4 is a fairly old version, so you may want to choose a more current version of Apache, which is free.  It may be more complicated to learn, but a lot of people prefer Apache and over 60% of the web is hosted on Apache.  However, you will likely be stuck with just PHP as ASP can be a pain to try to run on Apache (although I use PHP exclusively and have never felt 'stuck' with it).  You can run both ASP and PHP on IIS, but I would advise against trying to use them both on the same site.

In terms of a mail server, I like Mail Enable, which is available for free at www.mailenable.com.  Likewise, you can find third-party software that will interpret your IIS logs and give you traffic stats and more.  However, with the hardware you want to use, I don't think you want to get into trying to run too much more than the web server.
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I will, if possible, upgrade the server.
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You can give it a try as it is.  See how it works running as a dedicated web/mail server without a lot of traffic.  If you're happy with the performance, that's all that matters.
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