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anyone know how windows server and MS Sql works ????

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by darrensss, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    Guys,

    Im a little confused.
    Company i work for need to take on a custom build application that runs on a windows 2003 server standard (32 bit) and MS SQL 2008 standard (32 bit) ...

    Does anyone understand how/what you pay for?
    I have searched and can buy each licence for just under a $1000 each? is this all i need?
    I spoke to a hosting company and they want to charge me a fixed cost for each product every month?

    Do i just need a one off licence? or do i need a licence and then pay MS a rental type fee per month?

    Thanks inadvance.
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can buy server 2003, and you need cals for each user who will access.

    You an by SQL, or you can get SQL express free If that's sufficient?

    These are 1 off costs.
    You can also buy server 2003 premium or Sbs 2008 that come with SQL.

    No monthly fees (other than hosting if your not hosting the servers on site).

    You can also lease software off hosting companies so you pay a monthly fee, but don't pay any upfront costs. For example stratogen lease servers Pre installed with your choice of software for a monthly fee.
     
  3. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    Thanks davids355 but can you confirm ...

    1) You said i need a licence for each user that acceses win 2003? what do you mean by user? do you mean user = 1 server?

    2) so if i buy a copy of win 2003 standard and MS SQL 2008 standard, once i own them i dont need to pay anything else to anyone? so its like buying windows for my desktop?

    3) any suggestions on best place to buy in the UK these 2 bits of software?

    4) can buy them both on ebay (secondhand) is this a good idea?

    Cheers buddy
     
  4. kusai

    kusai Regular Member

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    You just need to rent the server with windows with it (from what you said till now) as for MS SQL server, if you are in it for the long run you are good off buying the license for MS SQL, every free software has its limitation.
    Best place to purchase software is CDW or Insight other there is a huge chance you will purchase pirated version and get the whole business in trouble.
     
  5. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    I have a server that i already own which has linux on it.
    I need to put win 2003 + ms sql 2008 ...
    so basically i just need to buy the software licence and im good to go?
    just wanted to make sure there was no recurring monthly cost with MS?
     
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    paulpapapump Junior Member

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    hey bro,

    all depends on how many users you are supporting? but once you buy a license you don't need to buy another else to upgraded to a new version. Also, for sql, if you buy a processor license, you will need to buy a cal(client access license) for each device. Again this is very pricy. but the way it looks, you may get away with smb with sql. Here's the link from microsoft: http://www dot microsoft dot com/en-us/server-cloud/Windows-Small-Business-Server/overview.aspx
     
  7. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Buy software. No monthly cost, it's 1 off.
    If you are running a DB and you have users accessing the DB and thus accessing the server, you need a "cal" for each user.

    What are you planning to do exactly?
     
  8. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    well the software we are trying to secure is a ecommerce booking engine built in asp.
    the vendors tell us its only been tested on windows 2003 standard (32 bit) - they also have a number of exe's that run in the background.
    The engine writes and reads from a database which again they have said it needs to be MS SQL 2008 standard.

    The idea is that we will install both on one web server?
    The web server will then serve up the booking engine and this will be used on various web sites using iframes (the web sites are on different servers , nothing to do with this windows server.)
     
  9. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    just to add, i think the server im thinking about using has 1 processor and 2/4 gig of ram?
     
  10. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    Heh, how much traffic are you planning on being able to support.......


    A server with those specs has to be at least 10 years old
     
  11. davids355

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    Isn't that the same server bhw runs on? :)
     
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    You can download all necessary software from pirate bay and fuck microsoft :p
     
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    It depends on the traffic as well as the products you are adding regularly.