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Migrating Apache-Specific Extensions

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

If the Apache Web site contains dynamic content, requires database connectivity, or includes external modules, you must separately migrate these Apache-specific extensions to complete the migration process.

Figure 7.8 illustrates the process for migrating Apache-specific extensions to IIS 6.0.

Figure 7.8   Migrating Apache Specific Extensions to IIS 6.0

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The Apache-specific extensions on Linux commonly include MySQL and PHP. The combination of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP are often referred to as LAMP. LAMP is the application platform used for Linux systems. The migration of the Apache Web sites must include the migration of LAMP.

For more information about migrating Apache Web sites to IIS, see Migrating from Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. Although the white paper refers to IIS 5.0 and Windows 2000 Server, the processes and methods are applicable for IIS 6.0 and Windows Server 2003.

Test the migration of Apache-specific extensions in your lab environment before starting the Web site migration.

The Apache-specific extensions that you might need to migrate include:

  • Dynamic content.

  • Database content and connectivity.

  • External modules.

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