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ASP on a Macintosh Server -- IS this available?

 2:42 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

hello all...

have a new client who already serves his own company website off his mac server...dunno what version tho...

he want's to become a dynamic site, and as we're MS folks, we always offer an ASP/IIS solution...usually via SQL or sometimes mySQL.

BUT i can find no data that will tell me IF we create .asp pages etc. IF they can be served via a mac server -- instead of our own IIS boxes...

anyone know? is there a "work-around" available?

anyone? This would be a great client...but we'll have to 'pass' if we cant create our own solutions....




 2:46 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

If they are running OSX I believe you can use iASP.


 2:53 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you can run ASP on OSX then you may be able to use File Maker Pro as the data source.



 5:09 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)


I'd be cautious about going down the ASP on Mac road. It's not exactly industry standard.

There is a BIG difference between MacOS 9 and MacOS X (in one line, X is Unix, and 9 isn't) so find out what your client uses before you get too deep in.

Since you're not a Mac shop, you'll also want to steer away from any "Mac-centric" solutions like FileMaker Pro and Lasso.

You might be more interested in PHP, which can be used on Windows/Mac OS X/Unix, and is very popular, and easy to use with MySQL (which also runs under PC/MacOS X/Unix).

Otherwise, maybe talk your client into letting you host his site?

Just my 2.


 5:23 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks timster....

nothing we weren't aware of...but the comment that it's NOT industry standard stuff..

maybe we'll pass on this one....after all, who supports mac servers anyways?

<flame off>


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