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Have you tried to run PHP on Windows? Maybe you should try it!
Try it and compete in the Great PHP on Windows® Contest!
Try your hand at PHP on Windows and win a complete 52″ HDTV home entertainment system and the opportunity to present your creation to the crowd at php|tek 2010 in Chicago with an all-expenses paid trip!
The basics of the contest are simple – Write a new application designed to run in PHP on Windows using IIS—or make a significant contribution to an existing open-source project along the same lines.
Find out more here!
A huge number of today’s web sites use PHP as a development language / platform for dynamic web content. A significant amount of it running on Linux / Apache web server platforms. With Windows Server 2008, there are significant improvements to running PHP on Windows.
See this article “Tuning Windows Server 2008 for PHP“.
During the development of Windows 2008, Microsoft included improvements that enable PHP to run more efficiently than previous Windows releases. This article describes how to tune Windows 2008, IIS 7.0 and PHP for environments with a single site and high concurrent user traffic
Some blogs have referenced (see this post) studies and test have reported that PHP runs 130% faster on Windows Server 2008.