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Difference Between Windows Server 2008 Webserver Editon or Standard Edition.

We want to host a website on a dedicated server, i want to know which OS should we use
Windows Server 2008 Webserver Editon or Standard Edition. Our website use MS sql database 2008 version. I want to know the difference in performance and the Licensing part.
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Puneet_Minda
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supermandaddyCommented:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-compare-roles.aspx


with web server you are just getting a very basic nothing special server mainly for web usage.
Always go at least with standard.  You will be very irritated if you are not able to RDP to the server just to save a few bucks.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
As you can see from the comparison above, the Web version can be only a web server and a DNS server - no AD, DHCP, File, WDS, etc.  It also cannot be a Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Server, but that doesn't mean you can't log into it using RDP.  You CAN RDP into Web Edition, just like you would Standard.  If you are sure this will not need to do anything other than web services, then it will be fine.  If you think at some point it might be used for some other purpose, get Standard.
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Puneet_MindaAuthor Commented:
What about the Licensing part. How does that go about? Do we require license for every person visiting my website. Or do we require license for concurrent people visiting my website. Or the License is only required for the person who does RDP on the server and no other licenses are required.
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Saqib KhanSenior DeveloperCommented:
You need per PROCESSOR license...which means unlimited users for a web server.
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Puneet_MindaAuthor Commented:
I think that it is inaccurate ans.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
What answer do you believe to be "inaccurate" and why?  Also, if you believed it to be inaccurate, why did you "accept" it?
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