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I'll soon be hosting a web server on windows server 2000, I need php and mysql, and i'm wondering which server is the best to work with these tools? Apache, Nginx, IIS with php?

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Are you sure your mean Windows Server 2000? Windows Server 2000 extended support ended on 2010-07-13. Hosting anything Internet-facing on the Server 2000 platform may not be in your best interest –  jscott Nov 4 '11 at 0:47
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Windows 2000? Why do you want to use a 12 year old product that is out of maintenance and doesn't receive any security updates anymore? –  Sven Nov 4 '11 at 0:51
    
Actually I misread :D its 2008 –  SBSTP Nov 4 '11 at 1:07

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None. It's end of support and all of those applications and Linux native. Run them on their native platform on a current and supported OS.

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Since you've changed your question from server 2000 to 2008, I'd recommend using IIS unless you have a specific reason not to. It's the native server for the platform.

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to be honest its better to use linux for hosting php/mysql, Windows better for ASP/IIS but anyway from that 3 web servers use IIS.

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