Running WordPress on Windows '08 Server Core with IIS7 + PHP + MySQL

Posted: Nov 20, 2007  6 comments  

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Dennis Chung wrote up a great blog post with step-by-step instructions for how to install Windows-IIS-MySQL-PHP on Server Core and get WordPress running.  This is a great example of how to use the lowest footprint Windows server EVER together with the leanest version of IIS and rocking PHP performance via FastCGI to run one of the most popular blog engines in the world. 


Don't you think this is really awful, NOT being able to run ASP.NET on Server core but being able to run PHP and MySQL? I guess you will at some time be able to run Mono on it ...

I know many people have already complained about this, but it is really awful.

Nov 21 2007 by Brian

Hi Brian -

We're working with the .NET team to get it on Server Core.  No ETA yet, but we will get it there.  

Nov 21 2007 by bills

Yes, i absolutely agree that Server Core should be able to host .Net apps.

The other point that we make here is that PHP users have an additional choice as a hosting platform. So you can embrace PHP on a Windows platform.

An additional choice, with a low footprint, secure and yet easy to manage.

Nov 23 2007 by Dennis Chung