Last post Aug 09, 2013 09:12 AM by Mario Rosario
Aug 06, 2013 07:30 AM|Mario Rosario|LINK
Is this the right forum for this question?
What is the best way, free or low cost solution to upgrate my windows 2008 r2 server use websockets?
I'm a independent developer who would like to upgrade my development machines and at least a server to support websockets. I probably have to buy new hardware as well. This is both time consuming and costly.
Is there a free version of web server 2012? Or an educational version of Wondows Server 2012?
Aug 06, 2013 09:35 AM|XIII|LINK
make sure IIS8 is installed on your server and enable the websockets feature.
According to me there's no free version of 2012 version available.
What you can do is go to Windows Azure and "rent" a Windows Server 2012 VM image there.
Aug 07, 2013 04:34 PM|Mario Rosario|LINK
I agree, the azure smallest 1 cpu per month is $75. And if I can't make money with Azure, how do I pay microsoft?
Aug 08, 2013 02:24 AM|XIII|LINK
And if I can't make money with Azure, how do I pay microsoft?
I don't really get the question here but in the end renting it will be cheaper than paying a certain amount for the licenses up front.
You can also start with a free windows azure web site but that doesn't support websockets at this moment. They're working hard on it so expect to see it in the future as it's one of the top requested features at the moment.
Aug 08, 2013 06:09 AM|Mario Rosario|LINK
My main purpose is to start writing websockets code, I can always get around it by opening the old fashion berkeley socket, but that is not nicely adheared into the modern standards. I host my own IIS machines, thus I have a cable pipeline directly to my
servers and network at home. Microsoft has been generous with me, they have given me a windows 95 license just to have me stop using windows 3.1 ;)
Aug 08, 2013 07:28 AM|XIII|LINK
My main purpose is to start writing websockets code
In that case I suggest you start making use of
SignalR. It's a great platform that has several fallback scenarios in place out of the box when you don't have websockets on your server or the browser doesn't know how to deal with it.
Aug 08, 2013 07:43 AM|Mario Rosario|LINK
Actually I am considering using SignalR
Aug 09, 2013 09:12 AM|Mario Rosario|LINK
azure web site but that doesn't support websockets at this moment
This is why I have a pipeline to my own web servers. How do you become creative when you don't have the tools?