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Installation on Windows/IIS (5 posts)

  1. CaptainBlue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am looking at changing a website that is presently running on a shared Windows Server, running IIS 6.0 to one with a WordPress backend.

    PHP and MySQL are possible but mod_rewrite won't be.

    What effect will that have on setting up and then actually running the site?

    Presumably search engine friendly URLs won't be possible for the 'news' entries, but what about the static pages like domain.com/about etc.? Will they all be of the form domain.com/?p=123 or suchlike? What about plug-ins: do they still function if it's just PHP/MySQL installed?

    For various reasons, we don't want to move to a different provider.

  2. man999
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If your provider won't install for you a mod_rewrite equivalent for IIS, then you got to use permalinks of this form:

    domain.com/index.php/about

    Not very fancy, but a lot better than domain.com/?p=123

    I don't think you can get a solid answer for plug-ins. Just setup a test machine similar to your hosting provider's and test all the plug-ins you are about to use, before you build the new wordpress site on the real server.

  3. CaptainBlue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks. I'll ask them about Dean Lee's IIS ISAPI filter:
    http://www.deanlee.cn/wordpress/url-rewriting-for-wordpress-under-iis/

    Failing that, we may be able to live with the index.php style permalinks - at least that way we're search engine friendly.

  4. man999
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Note that if you don't carefully setup Dean lee's isapi filter, it may conflict with other websites. If you have problems setting up this filter, you can alternatively use iis mod-rewrite pro, which I personally recommend (but it's not free).

  5. CaptainBlue
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, I saw that. The trouble with either of these options is that it's a shared server and the hosts may be unwilling to do either :(

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