i wan to find out if
apache and IIS can run on the same machine?
It's really not a good idea to have two web servers running in a production environment but I don't see anything wrong when you are testing and developing.
You can install as many as you want if you have the resources, this is what I do
IIS = port 80
Apache = 81
Tomcat = 8080
So, I can test my asp, aspx apps, php and jsp apps.
It is not wise to have two web servers running on a single host. However, you can configure either Apache PHP or IIS to run as a single server. All you need to do is teach each server how to process request from either file.
If a request comes from a php file i.e. (index.php) it is routed to Apache connector and if a request is from a file i.e. (index.asp/index.aspx) it is routed to IIS server.
Here is a help tutorialand this. You can do google search to find more useful links.
Thanks Otuyelu :
The ports guess, they are set doing installations cos i have an app that is written in pearl and has mysql database that i want to query with asp.net and C# .
If i have apache already Installed, the setting of the port of IIS should it be done when i m installing it on the machine
when i call "localhost" which of the servers will respond to that call?.