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  • 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

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