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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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.
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.
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.