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Bipolar (III) Inmate

Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-22-2001 15:28

Good day,
In the near future I am going to be put to the task of launching a new intranet for our company. I have been told that I will be responsible for all of the server side stuff--code and hardware. I know that the server that I will be using has IIS 4.0 installed...but that is all I know. I have a few questions.

1)What server side code will work on this...I am going to have to learn 1 (at least), I might as well make it good. ASP is applicable, are there any others that will work? What is 'better'? ...easier to learn?
2)What should I know about databases before I choose? Again, I know that Access will work, but are there 'better' options? Is there a significant difference?
3)What other things should I ask, find, know before I embark on this journey? Are there hardware things I should know? Anything else at all?
4) Got any good web sites that will make me a server expert in about an hour? Ok, maybe not an hour...a couple of days?

Basically I don't even know that I know all of the right questions to ask...I'm a bit overwhelmed.
I have never ever before worked on the server side of anything....

Thank you

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-22-2001 15:51

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 05-22-2001 18:28

Yar ASP is the default and not horrible.

Paints you in a bit of a corner though considering it really isn't used off of IIS.

I run IIS on Win2K at home and use PHP off a mySQL db with no problems, it's nice because I can move my scripts to *nix platforms with ease.

Personally ASP And PHP are probably just as easy to learn with PHP being cross-platform. You also can use both with no problems that I am aware of.

anyway if you are starting from scratch I'd just pick one and go with it

Walking the Earth like Kane

Bipolar (III) Inmate

Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-23-2001 15:47

Thanks to both of you... you can be sure that I'll be back with more questions as I dig deeper.


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