Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition is specifically designed for highly available Internet facing web serving environments for the next generation Windows Server 2008. With more robust capabilities than previous versions of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 Web Edition provides what you need to help support low cost, large scale highly available web applications or hosting solutions to your customers.
SQL Server 2008 Web Edition helps hosting companies provide low cost highly scalable hosting for developers, SMBs, and consumers, all with a low monthly licensing price, four CPU support, and no limits on memory and database size for increased scalability. SQL Server 2008 Web Edition also supports the new improved SQL Server Driver for PHP, enabling reliable, scalable integration with SQL Server for PHP applications deployed on the Windows platform.
Unlike the previous offering of SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 Web Edition has greater technical capabilities such as automating security policy enforcement and supporting new integration features in the .NET Framework.