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Running Open Source Servers Within Windows

Apr 14, 2010, 14:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"Many of the popular servers are open source and usually are more widely supported for Linux and other Unix-like systems. However, most can be ran right inside Windows. This is especially great for temporary solutions or for new or amateur administrators.

"This article will look at running the Apache HTTP, FreeRADIUS and FreeNAS servers. We'll review the process of installing and using each inside Windows. Let's get started!

"Apache HTTP Server for Web Hosting

"Typically, when you talk about Web servers it's Apache HTTP Server when running on Linux and Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) when running Windows. However, if you aren't a Linux fan, you aren't stuck with IIS. Apache provides Win32 binaries. You can install Apache right onto Windows."

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