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Open Source Technologies

PHP and MySQL are Open Source technologies which are rapidly changing the face of software development. Open Source software is distributed freely and with the source code included. Publish Button has been built using Open Source technologies. Although Publish Button itself is not free, this results in a substantial savings for customers when hosting their solutions. Whether the customer plans to setup their own web server, or host with a web hosting compnay, they benefit in a cost savings.

Most web hosting companies offer plans which include this great combo of PHP/MySQL on either shared or dedicated web servers.

Microsoft
Cost
Open Source
Cost

Operating System

2000 Server
US $1,000 +
Linux/OS X
Free/US $129

Database

MS SQL Server
US $1,000+
MySQL
Free

Middleware

ASP
Free
PHP
Free

Software Cost per Server

$2,000+

Free/US $129 with OSX


For more information about Open Source software, please see this recent article by Douglas Alder, President of HomeBase Internet, on Open Source Software.

 
 
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