In the 10 years I’ve been working with Windows as a web hosting platform (and the 15 or so I’ve been working with web servers period), I can confidently say that IIS7 is without question the best web server platform to date. Microsoft has been working on a plug-in for IIS called Application Request Routing (or ARR). The first version of ARR provided a suite of tools that allowed it to function as a Application Layer Load Balancer! The recently updated beta version extends that functionality Read more [...]
This is one of those questions everyone and their brother tries to answer and it seems in the 10 years we’ve been offering web hosting at the question is still the same and the answers are still the same BS 10 year old answers.. Typically you hear responses from the advocates of Linux over Windows such as these: Keep Microsoft for Microsoft and Use Linux for everything else. (yeah those days are over. Unlock the doors and come outside, Y2K never happened and it’s not going to.) PHP is Read more [...]
Windows Hosting has a new look, at AppliedI.net anyway. Our developers have been working on a new site design for us for quite some time now and yesterday we went live with several homepage changes that reflect the new changes in the works for the appliedi website. Don’t worry though we’re not anywhere near done as we’re migrating the site to a CMS application that will allow the site to be more dynamic and updated much more frequently.
PHP on Windows Server is gaining great popularity thanks to Windows Hosts that support PHP like us (Applied Innovations), the work Microsoft and Zend are doing together to make PHP even faster on Windows and the large number of PHP developers that realize Apache represents only a piece of the total website/ webserver market out there and want to really expand their market. A few months ago I had enabled WP-cache on my site but in order to get it running I needed to make numerous tweaks. WP-SuperCache Read more [...]
With the move of my blog to a new server, so comes a few new tweaks. Fortunately, I'm on an Windows 2008 Hosting account and I have had delegation enabled so I can remotely manage all the features in my IIS7 website with the IIS7 manager (but more on that in a later post). Earlier this year I fired up firebug and the Y!Slow application from Yahoo to really dial in my website's performance. One of these changes was to disable ETags. On the IIS6 server I was on I found an ISAPI filter that I could Read more [...]