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LINUX SERVER COMPATIBILITY

Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 175
Country: USA

LINUX SERVER COMPATIBILITY

I am looking to changing my server to a Linux server to host Act Premium 2011.  We sync our remote data bases to the server.  Is ACT compatible with a Linux Server?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: LINUX SERVER COMPATIBILITY

No. ACT! uses Microsoft .Net Framework and MS SQL, neither of which run on Linux
Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 78
Country: Australia

Re: LINUX SERVER COMPATIBILITY

If you do want to run it under linux, the option is to host ACT! as a VM. The other alternative, which is completely unsupported by Sage, is to try WINE and/or Mono.

 

I had no luck with either option, I can help you if you want to give it a go, but long odds against getting it working with WINE/Mono.

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: LINUX SERVER COMPATIBILITY

VM still means running a Windows OS

WINE/Mono usually needs bit to be re-written
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 175
Country: USA

Re: LINUX SERVER COMPATIBILITY

Thanks for your insight, gentlemen!  I will not be attempting the Linux server. It's a situation where I am having a new website developed. The developer wants it to be hosted on a Linux server. The server I rent from Godaddy is Windows. Either my designer has to find a way to make my new site run on my Windows server or I will choose to rent a second, Linux , server to host only my websites.