I have recently moved from a high power dedicated-colocated *nix server, to a virtual server due to hosting changes and am not thrilled with the performance.
I plan to build a server for home use and use XAMPP through a dedicated Windows 7 server with 4GB of ram.
I realize that a 32bit OS can not address the full 4GB of RAM, so I may look into a 64bit version. My question is this. If I run Win7 x64 with 4GB of ram, will that have any benefit if I am running XAMPP in 32bit compatibility mode? This will be a dedicated server, with nothing other than web hosting on it.
Which compiler VC6 or VC9 is used to for PHP in XAMPP? I ask because I would prefer to use xcache over the included eaccelerator and there are specific VC6/VC9 versions.
A search for xcache here did not return any useful results, am I safe to assume that xcache is compatible with XAMPP ?