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    Senior Member tonyf12's Avatar
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    I am wondering what the best FREE personal web server is, I am currently using something called Abyss Web Server but I cannot get it set up as Dreamweaver's testing server (I have a book that explains how to use Apache, MS PWS, IIS but I think they cost money).

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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    Apache is quite free.

    I used to run Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows; all three of which are designed around a Unix/Linux environment. I've since switched to running all three plus PostgreSQL on a dedicated Linux server, and by server, I mean a $200 Dell refurbished desktop that runs perfectly fine to this day, despite it still being too much power (yes, a Celeron 2.53 GHz with 1 GB of RAM is overkill for what I use it for).

    Still, Apache, PHP, and (God forbid you have to use it) MySQL run on Windows without significant problems.
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    Senior Member tonyf12's Avatar
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    I am unfortunatly having to test my forum software on it (which does use MySQL), It is a modded version of phpBB called Icy Phoenix and I need to figure out how to get my phpBB db into it without wrecking my existing phpBB forum (Icy Phoenix is still in beta) so I am trying to do it offline first to figure it out.

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    And IIS is typically free with XP Professional and such, if I remember correctly. I may be wrong, though.

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    Senior Member Eddy Bones's Avatar
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    Yes, IIS is free with XP Pro, but you need to go through a few steps to install it because it's not default.


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