[wp-hackers] Re: [wp-pro] Need help installing Wordpress
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.
Timbury Computer Services
"More hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than in the name of rebellion." -- CP Snow
> 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
> 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.
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