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…

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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…

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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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