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WordPress on IIS (6 posts)

  1. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I need to install wordpress on a Server 2003 machine. It's running PHP5, MySQL 4 and 5, and IIS6.

    What differences/problems will there likely be from my normal install on a LAMP sever?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I ran an IIS hosted blog for 6+ months. My main pain resolved around Permalinks. That was a couple years ago, so I'm not sure what has changed, but back then I had to result to "almost pretty" (include index.php in the links). There may be better ways now...

  3. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks HandySolo. I can deal without permalinks being exactly what I like if I need to. Any other issues I may encounter?
    Does the installation work exactly the same?

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The WP install was the same.

    Before getting to there, I had to do a bit of google-fu to get IIS and MySQL properly digging each other but that's a bit out of scope for here. ;-)

  5. c0y0te
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've been running a site on WP/IIS (http://www.avalon5.com) for over 2 years now and most things are fine, but the one you need to watch out for is caching.

    If you intend to run a very busy site (the kind of site that might get slashdotted or dugg now and again) you will need to implement one of the caching plugins to handle the load effectively. The only problem is that they don't work as well (and certainly not out of the box without modifications) on windows/IIS as they do on a linux/apache setup.

    If I was to setup a new site tomorrow I would certainly NOT use windows/IIS. I'd go with Linux/Apache to avoid the grief.

  6. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for your input guys. This wordpress site is really just an annex to a pre-existing site, which unfortunately is on a WIMP server. Caching shouldn't be necessary, as it won't be dugg and I imagine won't receive a great deal of traffic relatively.

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