[wp-hackers] RE: wp-hackers Digest, Vol 40, Issue 29

Mike Walsh mike_walsh at mindspring.com
Sat May 10 18:14:06 GMT 2008

I have been running WordPress under IIS for several sites since the 1.5
release so whoever is telling you it doesn't work is incorrect.  I have yet
to run into anything which doesn't work in core WordPress or any of the
plugins I am using.  I didn't have to do anything special.  Simply uploaded
WordPress to my hosting server via FTP, uploaded wp-config.php, and ran the
standard install process.  The whole process from downloading WordPress,
unzipping it, uploading it to the server, and running the install script
took me about 10 minutes, 15 at the most.

I run WordPress in a development area on my laptop too under Windows.  No
problems there either.  As long as PHP and MySQL are configured correctly, I
can't imagine why WordPress wouldn't work.

What kind of problems are you running into?



> 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
>  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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> - 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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