IIS7.5, FTP Sites, 530-error, bindings

I have multiple sites on the same IIS 7.5 server. Using the handy Bindings… feature, I am able to redirect incoming :80 HTTP queries to the appropriate server with ease. On more than one site I have added FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to ease publishing. I kept getting a 530 error when attempting to log…


WordPress on IIS7.x : Permalinks, Media /wp-content/ access

One of the mechanisms of improving SEO on WordPress driven sites is to switch to a more semantic URL scheme. On an IIS7 installation, after selecting one of these permalink options, WordPress then suggests you edit and/or create a web.config entry: If your web.config file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t…

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Microsoft School of PHP: Now open for classes!

PHP remains one of the most popular web development languages. Combining dynamic, edit/save/refresh development with extensibility – PHP is used by WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and a myriad of other web content management systems. Intensive frameworks, such as CakePHP provide strongly structured development methodologies to this popular language. With PHP 5.2, and more intensively in PHP…


IIS7.x, Server Farms and Ruby

(Caution: Ruby application names are as prolific, esoteric and funny as Microsoft code names) The previous post (broadly) demonstrated how to use a combination of URL Rewrite and FastCGI to put a Ruby on Rails application on IIS7.5. As Rails, Merb (which I am reliably informed is what all the cool kids use today) and…

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Windows 7, IIS 7.5 and Ruby on Rails

Having spent the weekend working on Ruby on Rails with IIS/SQLServer 2008 Express backend via FastCGI, here are some tips to get you going: The best resource is Ruslan’s post on Rails and IIS7. In fact, go and bookmark this site right now. In Ruslan’s post, the web.config shown is best edited in a text…

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Demos and Links from Edge of the Web, Nov’08 Perth

During the 50 minutes of presentation (including at least 9 ICHC images), I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Web Standards Live Mesh Mobile : take photo to mesh on laptop MacOS X 10.5 client available too [not demo’d] DataModelBrowser to apis.mesh.com; showing REST/JSON/APP…

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Vista as my PHP Developer Workstation

  Prior to joining Microsoft, I always setup my Windows laptop as a PHP/Apache development workstation. Having created my own content management system in PHP (and who hasn’t!) – having a remote development copy is critical. Over the last few weeks, I have installed the following onto my Vista Ultimate 64-bit laptop and home workstation:…

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In Which I Get My Own IIS7

Thanks to our resident Hosting Geek: Jorke, I have an internet-facing Windows 2008 / IIS7 web site. Yes, Jorke is a brave man. After logging in via Remote Desktop and changing my password, it is off and away on this funny experience with Windows IIS hosting. For the record, historically I have always developed/tested my…

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