[kwlug-disc] Hosts....

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 16:03:10 EDT 2010


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Joe Wennechuk
<youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am setting up an autoresponder called omnimailer. It is in php running on
> Windows 2003 Server standard edition, the version of IIS is 6.0. The PHP
> version running on the server is 4.3.6. Th site is in asp and html and
> written in frontpage. I need to upload my whole customer database to the
> site for marketing campaigns. Are there any security issues surrounding the
> customer data being comprimised by an attacker? Should I switch hostng
> companies? How would linux LAMP server handle frontpage extensions? What are
> the options for migrating this site to linux?

ASP and FrontPage extensions are Microsoft technologies, and I
personally don't think it's worth trying to migrate an old, legacy ASP
site over to Linux if you just want it to keep working.  Best to keep
them on Windows.

Does it make sense (money-wise, I guess) to simply install this
omnimailer thing on a separate Linux host?  Or a VM?

And yeah, I wouldn't want to put a customer database naked on the
Internet.  Keep it hidden behind whatever service needs that data.

Darcy.



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