Topic: Praise Apache!
I've just started playing around with miscellaneous web programming at home and for that I needed a free, easy to install, web server.
At first I looked at Apache and thought "nah, too much work" and so I went for a freeware web server called Fastream NETFile FTP/Web Server.
Pretty easy to set up and all, but I couldn't for the life of me get punbb to run properly. I just couldn't log in!
After reading a bit on this forum I figured it was a cookie problem and thus I did everything suggested and more, but after a whole day of no luck I was getting pissed off. I couldn't find anything wrong with the PHP script or any cookie settings in my browser and so I figured there had to be something wrong with the web server. And it seems I was right, the crap they call a web server was at fault! (although I don't specifically know just what the problem was)
Finally I installed Apache HTTP Server today and waddayaknow.. everything went just smoothly..
in fact I don't know why I didn't try Apache in the first place,
it wasn't even half as much work to set up as I'd imagined it to be..