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Need Help on Public IP !! (7 posts)

  1. ankur2979
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Situation:
    I'm tying to help my company in creating and launching a support website using WordPress. Now we are not buying any webspace/hosting from any provider (which has everything pre-installed and one just need to jump directly to WordPress and start working on it) as we already have physical servers placed in the office. For me, they have just provided me with a server space, Win 7 OS and a public ip.
    My issues/queries are:
    - Can i install WAMP server on this server space and directly install WordPress (Like we do for production environment)?
    - If above does not work, what/which software should I install on this space to make WordPress work?

    I'm completely lost ..plz help.

    Thanks
    Ankur

  2. Are you running Windows Server? If so, you can install WordPress. Check out these links:

    http://www.microsoft.com/web/wordpress
    http://php.iis.net/

  3. ankur2979
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Kevin,

    So this webMatrix, will auto install all the necessary software (php/mysql etc) which are required to run the WordPress right?
    This ease a lot of my effort.
    Let me give me try to it.
    Thanks a lot for your help. :)

    - Ankur

  4. That should work as long as IIS is installed. For any serious website, you should be running a web server like: Windows Web Server 2008 R2.

    Here is the Codex documentation:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_on_Microsoft_IIS

  5. ankur2979
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for this.
    Yes it is a serious site and went through the documentation link which you posted for Microsoft Web Platform installation; it seems pretty neat and doable. However I have one question on this; everything that is instructed in the link make give me the privilege to make my site ready for production environment; but how can I make it live after these steps; i.e. how do I link it to a Public IP?
    Sorry I'm not very literate in this field hence my stupid questions.

    Thanks in Advance

    - Ankur

  6. ankur2979
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    - If i post the link of my URL on a web browser (web server/space ip where I installed Microsoft Web Platform) it will automatically initiate the WordPress site?

  7. There are quite a few things you'll need to do, but first ensure that your domain name servers are pointing to your public IP address (do this with the company you purchased your domain from).

    Next you need to ensure that there are no firewalls or routers blocking external access your server. Especially port 80.

    Then you need to set up and configure IIS, but that's probably beyond the scope of this forum.

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