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Hello Experts,

We are currently in the planning process for a new web server. We are looking at Server 2008, with adobe dreamweaver and Contribute (to help spread the work load to people don't understand web editing) We are also looking into the possibility of an internal wiki.

What are your must have's when making a web server? Should we have a chat to help customers?
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http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

Apache Web server with PHP/SQL support, and run MediaWiki would be a good start :)
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If you want a Wiki server, MediaWiki is one of the best open-source Wiki software packages out there. The fact it is the software used by (and initially developed for) Wikipedia, and all the other Wikimedia Foundation sites, means it is very flexible in functionality and incredibly secure.

The main points to consider for a web server in general is plenty of hard disk storage to store your websites - preferably in a RAID array. You should also look more at the Internet Connection it will be placed behind - specifically its UPLOAD speed to the Internet. If you have a poor Upload speed, then everything else aside, your websites on the web server WILL run slowly, particularly the graphics and page loads. Any slower than about 4 - 6 seconds, and you will find a lot of users will simply click off your site.

-tigermatt
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Or if you have the money to spare, a brand new Mac OS X server would be great.  They have a built in wiki, blog and web server so that you won't have to install php or sql.
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you don't say what will be the purpose of the new web site, so it is difficult to give a proper answer since different web sites demand radically different solutions :)

as far as wiki is concerned, I can only repeat that wikimedia rocks :)
it took me a few hours to fully integrate it with a corporate infrastructure like active directory and email, and the amount of deployment options is staggering.

ShalomC
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