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Should I hire someone for this job? (4 posts)

  1. Rosie-L
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi folks.

    I currently have a WordPress 2.8.4 + Thesis blog hosted on a Linux web server.

    There are many advantages to me if I can transfer that blog to a different host where it would be on a 64-bit system running...

    • Windows Server 2008
    • IIS7
    • PHP 4 & 5 installed.
    • MySQL 4 & 5 installed.

    Oh, and the domain name *MAY* be different on the new server (if that matters).

    Is this possible? If the answer is "Yes, but/if..." then where would be the best place to get help with the "but/if"?

    Server-speak will almost certainly confuse me, but the host is very accommodating and I believe would implement anything within reason providing I can give clear instructions, which is what I would need help with.

    If there's a good likelihood that such a move could be successful, would I be better off hiring someone to make the move and liaise with the host? That's not something I really want to do because I'm not exactly flush with funds, but I really need it to work properly.

    I've tried to research this myself, as I'm not exactly a computer/Internet novice, but I just don't understand webserver-related things like "URL Rewrite" and such stuff, which is the sort of thing I keep running into. From a search of this forum I found this comment by a moderator:

    "(WordPress) Version 2.8 has support for the IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module".

    Is that important and will it help in my case?

    Hmmm, so many questions -- sorry about that. Maybe one answer will cover the lot (hoping, fingers crossed).

    Anyway, thanks in advance for sharing your expertise.

    - Rosie

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    IF the windows server is configured correctly, it shouldn't be a problem
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_to_a_New_Server

  3. Rosie-L
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks samboll, but that article barely mentions Windows at all.

    And I notice you emphasized the "IF" -- which doesn't do anything to allay my nervousness :-(

    What does "correctly configured" really mean when talking about Windows' ability to run WordPress? I doubt that host techs have WordPress in mind when they install Windows Server 2008 and IIS7 on a new machine.

    So how would I know what "correctly configured" means in relation to WordPress? Is there some sort of WordPress-specific checklist I could send to the techs?

    Sorry to be a nuisance. I really want to make this move but I'm very apprehensive about my chances for success, as I haven't been able to find DETAILED instructions anywhere for moving an existing blog from Linux/Apache to Windows/IIS.

    - Rosie

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

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