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I got a request to put one web application written in PHP+MySql that runs normally on Linux machine (which is set up as web server) to Windows VPS.

I did some research and found out I could install WAMP and host the application via that practically the same way as I had it on my Linux machine, but since I don't have experience with this I'm asking you guys if this is a "valid option" or it's not suggested at all?

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Do they already have web sites on the Windows machine? –  Michael Hampton Dec 13 '13 at 16:01
    
@MichaelHampton: no, they don't. But they have some GUI program they want to run on Windows server, and now they want to have all this together - saving one server, which I can't argue, it's a good point, but am struggling to see if that's the "way to go" –  Nikola Dec 13 '13 at 22:07
    
Ahh. We've covered most all of this ground before; this is a very bad idea for a variety of reasons. –  Michael Hampton Dec 13 '13 at 22:15
    
@MichaelHampton: I did find that particular question that you referred when I was researching this "problem". However at the time I was sure my question had a little more diversity than that and was worth asking. –  Nikola Dec 14 '13 at 8:36

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Potentially there area several pitfalls in migrating an application across different machines with the same operating system, between different machines with compatible OS and particularly betwen machines running incompatible OS (where I'm classifying UNIX/BSD/Linux as 'compatible' operating systems). But without reading all the code I can't tel you whether you will be affected by these problems.

That you needed to do some research to find out about WAMP suggests that you will struggle if these issues manifest for your application.

Why do you want to move it? Why not a Linux VM?

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It's not that I want to move it - client has a wish (since they will need some other programs that run only on Windows) to have everything on one server. –  Nikola Dec 13 '13 at 12:20

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