Apache on Windows 2003 64bit

Hi,

Would I get better performance running Apache on Windows 2003 32 bit or 64 bit?

I'm running Dual Xeon 5420 Processors.
zattzAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

cycle303Commented:
How many websites do you intend to host?  If you are only hosting a few sites, the performance will be completely negligible.  I would base your decision on what other software you will be running and it's 64bit compatibility.
0
zattzAuthor Commented:
Apache, Mysql, PHP, with tons of sites.
0
cycle303Commented:
Have you considered setting up a Linux server for this?
0
Cloud Class® Course: Certified Penetration Testing

This CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course covers everything you need to know about becoming a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer. Career Path: Professional roles include Ethical Hackers, Security Consultants, System Administrators, and Chief Security Officers.

cycle303Commented:
If you need documentation I can help you with that.
0
zattzAuthor Commented:
I know plenty about linux boxes. But this one needs to be windows as I'm running asp dot net...
0
cycle303Commented:
There can be mixed feelings on this issue.  If you need seperate instances of each in isolated memory spaces, 64 would be better.  However, because of limitations of 64bit programs, 32bit software would be more efficient.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
zattzAuthor Commented:
I don't really know what I need. I guess I'll just try it out and see what happens.

Thanks for the help
0
cycle303Commented:
If my solutions needs more information, then by all means I will still try to help you out..  Explain in more detail what you intend to use this server for.   Are you going to be using more database functions, php, html, or what.  I know it's easy to say all of the above, but if there is going to be more of a demand on one than the other the server can be more accurately setup.
0
cycle303Commented:
In a nutshell, if you intend to do more web and less database, the 64 bit version with 64bit apache would be better.  If you are going to do more database functions, 32bit all the way.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Apache Web Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.