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I have a Linux dedicated server which runs a bunch of PHP applications. I tried to migrate to Windows Server dedicated server last week, but I lack the IT knowledge in Windows and there are too many compatibility issues (no .htaccess and Helicon Ape making problems with non-English charsets, DNS errors, basic authentication errors, SSL errors and more...).

I need the Windows support for ASP.NET project I'm working on.

Can I somehow connect between a dedicated Linux based server with some small Windows based hosting, so for example example.com will point to an application on the Linux server and example.com/dotnet will point to some application on the Windows server?

In addition, please take into account that I also make use of SSL.

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Yes. You can have Apache (or nginx or whatever) proxy the request for certain locations through to your IIS server. httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_proxy.html#proxypassreverse –  Corbin May 21 '12 at 22:56
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Corbin, your comment is a great answer - please add it as an actual answer so it can be upvoted and possibly accepted. –  Richard Keller May 22 '12 at 1:28
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This is possible by creating a DNS entry. You just need to create a DNS entry (A Record) like abc.yourdomainname.com and point it to IP address of your windows server.

That means, now abc.yourdomainname.com will point to your windows server ip address.

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