torgock wrote:Could you guys suggest software packages that work similar to XAMPP for live servers, As i noticed XAMPP is intended for use only as a development tool as some security features have been disabled.
There is only one free webhosting stack i would recommend (with limitations) for live serversZend Server Community Edition
If you want to do serious webhosting (big heavy accessed applications, multiple servers, etc) you should buy the full version of Zend Server which has some great tools for debugging and monitoring.
Another possibility would be to implement and configurate the needed single components (Apache
, etc) on your own. Maybe you want to use an alternative HTTP Daemon like nginx
or other database systems like MongoDB
If you want to use Windows as base system for a webserver, there is only one possible because stable solution: IIS.
torgock wrote:What would you guys suggest best for a standard joomla intranet server for optimal performance and security.
I would use a Linux CentOS as base system and install and configurate the needed single components on my own.
Linux Webservers are (in my own opinion) far more stable and performant then windows ones (exept they run into a leap second dead end
torgock wrote:I'm guessing Plesk/CPanel are the main ones?
That is another topic. Plesk and CPanel are webhosting control panels. They are just needed if you want to make serious webhosting.
I don't think the time to implement them is it worth for a intranet hosting