[Mono-dev] Server Application

Michael Schurter michael at synthesyssolutions.com
Mon Aug 7 17:48:29 EDT 2006

Tom Mason wrote:
> Hi, everyone!
> We are developing a server application (or suite of applications) that will 
> receive requests from clients, run database queries to fulfill those 
> requests, and then return the datasets with the results.  The server will 

Thats not very descriptive.  It describes what probably 90% of the users 
of mod_mono/xsp do.

> continually receive these requests from all over the internet.  We'd like to 
> use Mono so we can run our server software on our Windows workstations while 
> we develop and debug it but then deploy the software on a linux server when 
> we're ready to go live.
> Has anyone here had success doing this sort of thing?  Mono has been around 
> a while, but I have heard from someone that it's not stable enough yet for a 
> large, commercial server.  I've heard from other sources that it is great 
> for that already.  Naturally, I want to make sure it'll work before 
> commiting to it!

We've had a small low traffic web service running on xsp in Debian Linux 
for probably a year now.  It communicates with Windows and Linux clients 
using SOAP and pulls data from a MySQL database.  At first it required a 
restart now & then, but I haven't had any problems with it in some time.

There have been reports of users frustrated when running mod_mono/xsp in 
high traffic/high availability environments, but the Mono team always 
seems eager to help debug.

This discussion is probably better suited for the plain mono list.

Michael Schurter
Synthesys Solutions

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