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I wanted to correct a statement in the FAQ about coldfusion and asp. ColdFusion can run on various flavors of linux, as well as solaris, and win2000 (not just nt 4.0). ASP is available on any microsoft server (not just nt 4.0, but also win2000).
A question I have is why do you guys make such a big deal out of supporting FrontPage extensions but you don't have any microsoft servers? That's like the main benefit to people using frontpage extensions...right? Anyway, I don't personally care for frontpage, but I just thought that was curious (although I would like to see support for asp and coldfusion).
We are well aware that you "can" run ASP and Cold Fusion on UNIX servers. However, both are specifically designed for Win32 servers, and the only way to run them on UNIX servers is via a patch.
Bottom line, ASP is such a serious security vulnerability on either platform that Powweb has no plans on supporting it.
The main reason I have 2 domains here ... and more to come within the next 3 months ... is because powweb is all Unix. I have been with so-called "World Class" hosting firms that performed wonderfully until they went heavily into the "lucrative" Windows NT / asp / Coldfusion markets, at which point customer service went down the tubes and prices went sky high.
Sorry for the cliches, but that's the way it is.
Microsoft has built the best PC (client) platform in history. As a webserver platform, MS does not--and never will--rule.
11-17-01, 06:23 AM
<snip>I have been with so-called "World Class" hosting firms that performed wonderfully until they went heavily into the "lucrative" Windows NT / asp / Coldfusion markets, at which point customer service went down the tubes and prices went sky high.</snip>
Been there, done that, and in one case still struggling along that path. Don't get me wrong ASP is a STRONG environment but I'll take UNIX and "open source" anyDAY, anyTIME.
ASP can indeed run on a UNIX system but frankly it sucks wind out of it's natural environment. Akin to forcing a square peg into a round hole ...
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