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Last post Jan 18, 2013 08:14 AM by Topspy
Jan 17, 2013 03:27 PM|LINK
I am making an ERP for small business related sports products.
We are making it an asp.net application.
Total users of this are 40 to 50
We already have purchased Windows 7 , I want to ask that can i use windows 7 as my Server operating system ? or I need to buy windows server 2008 which is very expensive.
I am planning to remove extra graphics elements from windows 7 , only IIS , web browser , windows services and our ERP will be there .
This is first time I be facing this situaton , I want your help
Jan 17, 2013 04:15 PM|LINK
You could use Windows 7 for your office, or you can get a
Windows VPS hosting server.
Jan 17, 2013 04:27 PM|LINK
I read somewhere that in win 7 only limited number of users can work with it , this is because IIS allows limted connections
Jan 17, 2013 04:49 PM|LINK
There are connection limits using IIS under Windows 7:
If the application is not worked hard basically accessed a few times a day by people you should be able to get away with Windows 7. However if it is used continually throughout the day by that many people you may run into issues.
It would seem cost is a factor so in case it is found that Windows 7 does not fit your needs there is Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Windows Web Server 2008 which are cheaper versions of Windows Server I think going for around 500 bucks. Both of these
impose no connection limits as far as IIS is concerned.
I guess the question would be if your server reaches the simultanious request execution limit and a user submits a form and looses the data is that OK? Or would an initial investment of about $500.00 be worth not having to worry about this happening.
Jan 18, 2013 03:56 AM|LINK
Obviously, Microsoft does create different edition of Windows version with some purposes and certainly, Windows 7 has limitations when working in mult-user environment. Additionally, Windows 7 will not have the same security level with Windows Server.
If you are running an enterprise level of business, it is not good to save several hundreds of dollars just for Windows 7. If you plan to use your site for intranet purpose only, then Windows 7 will do just fine for you.
For more details, please review
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare and http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/buy.aspx
Please mark this response as an "answer" if it helps you. Thanks heaps!
Jan 18, 2013 08:14 AM|LINK
Unless your ERP is for internal use purpose, I highly suggest you sign up a live hosting service. You can start with a decent shared hosting with no problem at all.