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Which OS and web Server ?

By razorren ·
Hi guy's. Two questions.. (1) My company has is web site and email hosted by a company that we are disgusted with, how to we move the site and email servers in house ? (2) our IT staff know NT, AS400 and Netware, which would be a better platform andwebserver/mailserver to run our site on. We are now a NT/AS400 shop.
Thanks.

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by TimeCube In reply to Which OS and web Server ?

As far as the site & e-mail servers, ask the hosting company for a backup tape. If you feel they might not give it to you then tell them you want a backup of you site/e-mail off site just in case. If they will not do that then I assume you have ftp access to the directory to download it. Next you will need to contact network solutions (www.networksolutions.com) to change your name server to one that is in house. I'd recomend using DNS & BIND, it's much more reliable than MS DNS services. It takes 24-48 hours for the name server record to be changed. If you can't get your e-mail backup then it looks like you need to put out a company memo to get everyone's address & passwords. Set up and THOURGHLY TEST your new mail server before bringing it online. Once it is, it's just a matter of modifying the MX record in your DNS to route mail to the new server.
As far as the best webserver/mailserver, it's all a matter of choice. I host my sites/mail on Linux, but if you already havethe know how NT/IIS/

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by TimeCube In reply to Which OS and web Server ?

I got cut off!!!
As far as the best webserver/mailserver, it's all a matter of choice. I host my sites/mail on Linux, but if you already have the know how NT/IIS/Exchange will work just fine.

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by calves In reply to Which OS and web Server ?

I agree with the first answer, but it might take sometime to learn the OS and the Apache Server software.
Since you already have a NT admin there, you might want to consider IIS 4.0 from Microsoft.

Good luck!

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