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I am in the process on installing a IIS on Win2008, which shall power PHP websites.

I am not familiar with "Application Request Routing". Does it make sense to install this module, when the plan is only to run php-sites?

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If this is a single server and if you're running PHP on IIS where it's installed and configured as per the guidelines (PHP non-threadsafe build + FastCGI) then I can't really see a reason to be adding ARR into the mix unless....

  • you have Apache for Windows installed and are running your PHP applications in Apache but want to use ARR as a reverse proxy

  • You wish to take advantage of some of the caching features available in ARR

I'd leave it out until you start to hit problems that can be solved using ARR.

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Thanks for at great reply – Eydun Jun 16 '12 at 18:57

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