Looking for software that is the same function of IIS.

By neowing
May 23, 2005
  1. Hi ? Everyone.
    I am currently making my web sites.

    The problem is

    I bought "Beginning Dreamweaver MX 2004, publisher->Wrox"
    And I read step by step, it require "IIS (Internet Information Services), and ASP.NET"

    I have Windows XP Home and IIS is not support XP Home.
    I found how to install IIS to XP Home but it also require other operation system and some of people have problems for using IIS. And I am confusing to read English.

    Therefore, I am looking for software that is the same as IIS.
    Anybody help me to make my own web sites.

    Also, if I post wrong thread, I am sorry.

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Hmmm... well, basically you are looking for web server software. And you presumably want free software. Well, that's fine, because there are plenty of open source web servers:


    This will run a web server on your machine no problem. Well, actually there are problems, firstly that your book will probably assume IIS, and Apache is a very different beast. Its still a webserver, and there is nothing in the world to stop you from learning what you want to learn using it, but all of your Dreamweaver stuff will just be crying out for a real IIS.

    Personally, I would be thinking about buying Windows XP Pro, if this is something that you are really serious about (and, if you are, I think that's great! I love to hear about people learning, especially this sort of thing.) But I think that without IIS, your book will just confuse you, and you won't be able to do any .Net stuff, which it looks like your book will focus on. I think you need XP pro.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    There are easier programs to learn how to make a website.
    Have a look at http://www.netobjects.com/ and theur Fusion program.

    Less advisable, but very easy, is MS Frontpage.

    For Dreamweaver, you really need to know the basics of web-making first.

    Alternatively, you can buy ready-made web-templates, that include extensive help-files.
    Look at the likes of http://allwebco-templates.com
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