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PHP and ASP coexistance?

  • # June 13, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I have been a professional developer for many years (mainly large C++ and Java applications at big companies), but I am fairly new to web development. Since I am trying to branch out on my own as a freelancer, I have settled on PHP and MySQL as the technologies of choice. My question is, if a client is already using ASP, does that pretty much lock you into ASP? Can PHP and ASP coexist? I am assuming the problem really narrows down to what web server they are using. I am assuming that if they are using IIS, then there would be problems with Apache coexistance?

    If you can share some insight into this, I’d appreciate it.

    Thanks!

    # June 16, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I really have no idea…

    My gut feeling is that if you have PHP running on the server, any file with a PHP extension should work as intended. The question is whether you can have PHP running on the server if ASP already is.

    # June 16, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    I had that same question, and had thought it wasn’t possible. But I have found instructions through a google search for installing php on Windows Server 2003… also, in searching for a new webhost, I noticed two (seem to be two of the top) hosting companies that list PHP as a supported feature right next to ASP.NET, all running on Windows Server 2003. So, it looks like it can be done.

    http://www.webhost4life.com/hosting_nosetup1.asp – PHP listed under "Web Features"

    # June 16, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Its possible if i am correct, but you have to have 2 ip adresses on the server. One for IIS and the other for Apache.

    Or …
    you will have to run IIS on port 80 (default http port) and Apache for example on port 81.

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