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1) A Web server

2) A Server running MySQL

Please list any technical limitations, if you know them (e.g. max memory).

Thank you

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If all you need is a webserver and a platform for MySQL, there are lots free OS to chose from (Linux, *BSD) - but the 2 programs are rarely found in combination without a scripting language - this may be more of an issue. –  symcbean Aug 20 '10 at 11:28
    
@symcbean: We need windows on the webserver. Could use linux etc. on the DB box, but don't have any linux skilz I'm afriad ;) So don't want to mix platforms. –  SSS Aug 20 '10 at 11:35
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1: Windows Server Web Edition under SPLA - about 15 USD per month.

2: the same ;)

Technical limitations - I assume you are smart enough to find micrsoft's website and there the website of Windows.

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Thanks. Current name seems to be "Windows Web Server 2008". Can't find any technical limitations compared to standard edition - which seems rather strange! –  SSS Aug 20 '10 at 11:41
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@SSS - there are a lot of limitations regarding which services you can install on the OS. You can't make it a domain controller, install DHCP, Hyper-V,ADLDS,RDS,WSUS, etc. See the differences here and here and here - this last one reallllly shows the difference in Web edition to the rest. –  Mark Henderson Aug 20 '10 at 11:45
    
@Farseeker - thanks for the info. –  SSS Aug 20 '10 at 11:55
    
@Farseeker - looks like the only one that would cause a problem for us is lack of MSMQ. What a thing to leave of a web server! Even desktop versions have it. Presumably you could still utilise MSMQ on another machine? I will have to look into this. –  SSS Aug 20 '10 at 11:59
    
@SSS - afraid I've no idea, I've never had any reason to use MSMQ specifically. That said, all our web servers run 2008 Standard. –  Mark Henderson Aug 20 '10 at 12:21
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