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    Reccommendation for Forum Names

    Instead of "Configuring Apache" and "Configuring IIS" you might want to change the forum names to "Configuring Linux/Unix" and "Configuring Windows"

    Reason: There are many different services that run on a web server, inlcuding Apache and IIS... the http server is not the only one. DNS, MySQL, Mail, SSH, Telnet, etc., etc.

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    While you are correct in that, our focus here is the Web, not the 15 million programs that can be configured to run as a server.
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    I understand, but how many web servers don't run at least one of the services I mentioned above?

    All I'm saying is that the majority of people setting up a web server are going to need other supporting services. If you're setting up a web server out of your home or small office you're probably going to want email, and FTP to upload your files, and possibly SSH to administer the server remotely.

    Maybe call it "Configuring Unix/Linux Web Servers" and the like for windows...

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    Yes, there are many good forums that specialize in web hosting and configuration

    We wouldn't want sitepoint to be bogged down with every concievable topic.
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    Brandon,

    Apache runs 60% of the world's web servers. IIS runs most of the rest. While there are other servers, I don't think they warrant clarification.

    In addition, FTP, SSH, qmail, sendmail, DNS, etc are different processes than Apache. Apache does NOT run these. They run themselves. So I don't see how they need to be lumped in here. They could fit just fine in "Server Configuration".

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    I wasn't talking about other web server software, but rather the other services that almost always run along with apache and IIS... such as the ones mentioned above. It doesn't really matter anyway.


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