We’re a Windows shop here. So when the topic came up from our Application Developer to test out WordPress as the platform for our next website we knew that it would be the unconventional approach to doing things. But, I’m always up for the challenge. Since I could find no concise guide to getting this done I figured I’d share my approach with you all to ease some of the pain.
- The server is a VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 which is of course 64-bit. This is now the standard O/S platform for all newly created servers in our environment.
- The database server will not be SQL Server Express as we have a VM running SQL Server 2008 SP1 in our environment. This guide is written for those who have this setup as most of the guides that you find around the web assume that installing SQL Server Express locally is acceptable.
- Keep in mind that this installation is intended for a development environment and not for production. It’s safe to assume that additional security measures will need to be taken before employing IIS, WordPress or any of the other components in a production environment. Read the rest of this entry »