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    retired_member34 Retired Member

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    I am looking at installing Wordpress on my server with MS Windows 2003 and IIS6. I have done enough research to know that it is possible, but just wondering if anyone has had experience of this. I am opening myself up to a world of pain?

    Any advice greatfully received. Cheers. :D
     
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  3. PoshTiger United Kingdom

    PoshTiger Well-Known Member

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    I've done a couple of times - and it can be a pain in the arse to get it installed...

    Biggest issue moving forward : url rewriting for seo friendly urls and strange bugs in some 3rd party plugins - directory seperator being the wrong way around being the main problem.

    PM me if you've got any specific problems.

    Tony.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply Tony. I already use ISAPI Rewrite on the server so was hoping that can be utilised for the url rewriting problem. Haven't got that far on the research yet!
     
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    You can but.... you may have to change the rewrite rules to suit.

    I usually bind another IP address to the server and stick apache for windows on it - it'll still run on Windows, but everything will work out of the box.

    Tony.
     
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    I would move it to Linux before you wind up having a stroke. Just based on my own experiences dealing with bloomin' windows servers.
     
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    A base install is simples, but going forwards it can be a pain. But equally with some work it can be made to work.
    Unless there is a specific reason to go windows I would go linux.
     
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    I've only ever had issues running IIS - Apache on windows works perfectly.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. I am looking a using WP for a blog section within an ASP site, as well as standalone WP blogs, which I assume rules out the Apache on separate IP address route.

    I won't be using a great deal of plugins or themes, so hopefully will keep it fairly simple, aside from the fact I may even use SQL Server for the dbase. Looking at it more it seems I would be a lot better off going to Win 2008 and IIS7 first.
     
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