Will this work on a Windows server? (4 posts)

  1. Ukwebguy
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I'm running WP 3.5 on a Windows server. Will this plugin work correctly in that environment and if not, what can I expect to fail?

    Thanks in advance.


  2. pete_398
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I would be interested to know that also, as how can a cron job (essentially *nix flavour) run on a Windows server.

    The message is ...

    BackUpWordPress has detected a problem. wp-cron.php is returning a Operation timed out after 5008 milliseconds with 0 bytes received response which could mean cron jobs aren't getting fired properly. BackUpWordPress relies on wp-cron to run scheduled back ups. See the FAQ for more details.

  3. pete_398
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We are also getting a message

    BackUpWordPress is almost ready. The backups directory can't be created because your wp-content directory isn't writable, run chown phx3\iusr_**********: D:\Hosting\********\html/wp-content or chmod 777 D:\Hosting\********\html/wp-content or create the folder yourself.

    When I try to make the /backups path writable with Filezilla it says

    500 'SITE CHMOD 777 backups': command not understood

    Yet, the docs for this plugin state it will run on Linux and Windows server. I have emailed the support, no reply as yet.

  4. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress uses it's own cron abstraction, it doesn't use unix crontab.

    Could you try version 2.2 to see if that resolves your issue.

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