Hosting PHP on Windows Server 2008 via WordPress


WordPress is the most popular PHP application running on Windows.  SlingAlibi currently runs on BlogEngine.NET. We decided to set up a second blog engine with WordPress, running side by side on Windows Server with BlogEngine.NET. 

The steps are super easy thanks to the Web Platform Installer, we’ll walk through them with screenshots below. In essence, it takes 5 steps to host PHP on Windows Server 2008 via WordPress (assuming your hoster supports PHP and MySql):

1. Download WebPI
2. FTP the WordPress files to your webserver
3. Create a blank MySql database
4. Configure the wp-config.php file to point to #2 and #3
5. Launch the wp-admin/install.php file in a browser and finish the setup.

More after the jump

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