[wp-hackers] Re: [wp-pro] Need help installing Wordpress

Tim Kissane tim at timbury.net
Sat May 10 16:33:07 GMT 2008


I feel your pain. It's all about keeping the client happy. But part
of that is educating the client (after all, if they knew better,
they wouldn't need us). I have long since stopped supporting
Microsoft server technology. My personal opinion of the company
aside, I just don't believe it's the best choice for any kind of server.
If the client insists on a Windows server solution, I'm happy to
direct them to another consultant. The inevitable headache is
not worth any amount of money to me.

My 2 coins of the realm.


Tim Kissane
Timbury Computer Services
"More hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than in the name of rebellion." -- CP Snow

WordPress wrote:
> Hey all :)
> I just wanted to ask a question, so I can be absolutely clear on 
> this.  I submitted a request yesterday on the wp-pro list about hiring 
> someone to help with installing WordPress on a IIS system that's 
> running PHP and MySQL.  I am utterly *amazed* at the response - an 
> overwhelming majority who did respond said the same thing: install 
> WordPress on a separate Unix/Linux system and have the links redirect 
> to the IIS for anything non-WP related.
> Am I wrong in believing it's possible to install WordPress on a IIS 
> server?
> I'd never tried it before, but I had always believed that - although 
> IIS will give some difficulties - you *could* install it on IIS.  (For 
> the record, I'm no newbie at WP installs - I've just never done it on 
> IIS before.)
> If this is true, and it *can't* be done, can I have a bit of 
> verification?  I told the client I'm working for (I'm actually 
> subcontracting for another designer) that you *could* do it, but that 
> the IIS server would make it really hard to do - which it has been.  
> I've utterly failed at the task (which is why I submitted to wp-pro), 
> and the client believes it can be done.  They're now hounding me 
> because I've been trying to a week and a half to get it installed, and 
> it's failing utterly- in the most bizarre ways.
> So do I need to tell the person I'm working for that if they want 
> WordPress, they have to switch from IIS?  I always thought it could be 
> done - but apparently, form what I'm hearing, it cannot.  I'd really 
> like some verification so I can get moving on this - maybe give them 
> some other options rather than ramming my head against this wall 
> trying to get it to work.
> Thanks!
> ~Shelly
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