WebMatrix Beta 3 release has been announced recently. This release includes many new cool features that are described in release announcement and in the Web Deploy team blog. In addition to all those improvements, WebMatrix Beta 3 has much better support for PHP. Specifically:
- It is now possible to enable PHP 5.3 (previous versions of WebMatrix and Web PI only supported PHP 5.2)
- PHP can now be enabled on an empty new site in WebMatrix (previously it was required to install a PHP application in order to enable PHP on a site)
- PEAR installation is now included when PHP is installed.
This post describes those improvements in more details.