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June 17, 2005

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Evan Erwin

Any particular reason you're running Postgre and not MySQL?

Brian Glass

Interesting list. Out of that list we're using Red Hat, PHP, Apache, and AWStats. Mambo and Mambo components provide the rest of that functionality for us.

I'm considering adding some sort of chat rooms. I see you are using a chat package. How are you planning to use that? I've considered installing a chat component, but it seems like there might need to be some sort of structure around it - like say moderated, scheduled chats. I'd be interested in hearing more about that.

Brian Glass

Oh, and we're using MySQL in place of PostgreSQL.

Mike S

It would be interesting to see what tech stack you're moving from.

Brian Bailey

The switch was from the Microsoft .NET world - Visual Studio 2003, C#, ASP.NET, IIS 5, SQL Server 2000, Web Trends - all internally hosted.

I'll have a more detailed MySQL/PostgreSQL comparison soon.

Tom

Can I ask what the specs are on the Dell PowerEdge Server? I'm just curious as to what you thought was acceptable as far as processor and RAID setup.

phil crissman

I'd love to give a list of the Open Source software we use here, but this workplace is basically a Microsoft shop. That's not all bad, of course, but I'd love to have a few Linux boxes running, mostly because it's honestly more fun to use.

We have MySQL and PHP in some use, though. We're also using both Mambo and Moodle for some content management (the latter is written specifically for web-based course management for schools/colleges, works very well!).

We also do some in-house ColdFusion development. ColdFusion is one of those technologies that you would think is on the verge of death, but when you start looking around the internet and the user groups, it actually has quite a large userbase. Not a bad platform, if you're willing to pay for it.

Josh Clark

Care to share what you use for online payment processing ( i.e Tithing online ) ?

Brian

We use Fellowship One from Fellowship Technologies (fellowshiptech.com). They handle everything from event registration to online giving.

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