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There's even an idiot proof installation package available which does everything - including integrating Perl with IIS if you want it!
Out of the box IIS supports ASP but not PHP or Perl.
I've tried perl integration but not PHP integration so I can't help on the PHP front.
I have PHP running on Windows 2000 at the moment in a development environment, but haven't gotten MySQL to behave yet. It will run but seems to lock up at every opportunity.
Stick with ASP if you can or perl if you must. That said... if you can get a programming language working on your desktop, you should be able to get it working on a 2000 server. Just get ready to crash the server whilst trying :)
I am pondering over the merits of ASP over other technologies. If I was knowledgeable enough, is ASP the way forward? Is it pushing aside other technologies, or am I missing something? The reason I ask being that I have seen some ASP website forms which do just as much if not more that pl , cgi-bin etc when sending info.
Am I right or have they all got their own advantages.
I'm heavily into ASP and find it meets most of my needs in terms web coding however there is no "perfect" language - a good coder will make elegant solutions no matter what they have to work with, equally a bad coder can make a total mess out of even the simplest tasks...
You may want to learn on ASP and graduate to .Net later.
If you have thousands of site visitors :), you may want to use ASP.net since it compiles the code (and therefore runs faster) when it's first run.