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    Mad Beach Bum jgsketch's Avatar
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    Negatives to running PHP on a windows server

    I've run into issue with a site that I have written in PHP. I need to connect with an exsisting Microsoft SQL database. The site is small and therefore will not be moving to a dedicated server and take advantage of using FreeTDS. So my other option is to run PHP on a shared windows server. Are there any negatives to doing this? Will I have any issues running SQL queries?

    There are two main things that I'm looking to do with the database. First, to push form leads to the database and second to setup a lead reporting system.

    My other option is to setup a separate domain on my shared windows hosting account just to process form leads and the lead reporting.

    What would you recommend other than recoding the site to ASP? Thanks.

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    I suppose you will have no problem with that.
    Recommended to have DB and script hosted on the same server (localhost)

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    My other option is to setup a separate domain on my shared windows hosting account just to process form leads and the lead reporting.
    That is good idea. I recommend use subdomain name instead of the domain name.
    I think that will be more then enough for the stuff you are going to host

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    Mad Beach Bum jgsketch's Avatar
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    I ended up going with a windows shared account at Godaddy. They offered php on a windows server. So I can run my php site and connect to the MSSQL database as well all in the same domain. Thanks.


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