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Does anyone have "rough" idea on prices of different application server per CPU or SERVER. I want to use those to host a powerbuilder client/server application that supports 70 users now.

basically:
1) Sybase EA server
2) IBM webspheere
3) oracle weblogic
4) oracle 10g IAS
5) microsoft IIS

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by:60MXG
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Go to Microsoft IIS and you  will be glad since the user interfaces are much easier to use.  For 70 users I would go  to Microsoft IIS others are just over kill and take too long to learn the in-out of the setting.  I am sure IIS is also cheaper not such how much but am sured that you can not go wrong with IIS.
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by:sam15
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i thought microsoft IIS is free for some reason.
The shop we run our servers does not support Windows servers so we may have an issue. This is why i am looking at the otehr ones too. is there anything else i missed like "JBOSS'.
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IIS is free with the OS(Like Window 2003 Server etc) and it is much easier to setup!
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by:sam15
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you make it sound like other ones are diffcult to work with. are they that hard?
how long you think it will take to setup IIS?
what about pricing on the other ones - any ideas
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I don't think it is that hard to setup.  You just need to put in sometime.  My prefer preference is IIS since I am usinging it now.

You might consider using Websphere!  I have not mess with different app server for awhile.  Setup IIS is like 15 minutes-depend on the hardware speed too.  Anyway have fun!

I think the best thing you can do is download those .  That's what I would do if I were you.  Anyway I think you can download for trial first before you commit to buy one so why not just try them out first or call the companies.
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by:sam15
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good idea. Are you happy with IIS performance and reliability? would i be able to dowwnload and install this on my XP pro PC or it runs on server only?
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I think you can use it on XP Pro.  The IIS come with XP Pro--Go to Start --> Setting -->Control Panel-->Add or Remove Programs -->Add/Remove Windows Components-->then click on Internet Information Services check box to install   IIS.  You might need to put the XP Pro CD into the CD/DVD rom for the IIS to install.  Should be less than 15 minutes to install.

As far as the performance and reliability wise, I don't think you need to worry about it since you are only using for 80 people.  You might want to have a PC with Raid one setup then you will be set!
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you are right it is there.
after installing do i have to write some .NET program to test this app server
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The IIS should be ready to run I think.  You might want to try to test that with your Powerbuilder!  It does not hurt to code some .Net Program.  I would just download some .Net Sample projects and run that to test the IIS server.  Go to this website and you should be able to down some of the sample .Net project without spending lots of time.

http://www.asp.net/community/projects/
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