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    Wordpress + Xampp web hosting.

    Hi all,

    For the past 3 month's I've been designing a new website in Wordpress. I currently use Xampp to design the website locally, how would I go about hosting it on the live webserver? Would it be easier for me to setup mysql and php - How To Install PHP on IIS 6.0 » IIS Admin Blog & How To Install MySQL and PHP on IIS 6.0 » IIS Admin Blog

    Or can I just carry on using xampp? If so how do I make it so the outside world can see?

    Cheers

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    Xampp isn't usaly suggested for outside world hosting due to some security concerns - XAMPP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you need to host it properly I'd suggest you look at getting a external web host (I use UKWSD) and run the site through them.

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    There's a patch which correct's all these security concerns isn't their? Have you ever tried using WAMPP?

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    I would agree with jamesfed but using IIS you should be able to create a new website and point it to the folder your wordpress site is in. XAMPP should be able to do the rest.

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    Right so it's just a case of installing Xampp, starting the apache and sql service, importing my database & wordpress folder then do I just point my IIS to the wordpress htdocs folder?

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    Moving a WordPress site has recently been discussed - this thread may contain some useful links/information: Move wordpress install onto server

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    Anyone got a good guide for setting up PHP on IIS 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Anyone got a good guide for setting up PHP on IIS 7?
    I seem to remember there being a free tool MS have that allows you to install various plugins (such as PHP) on IIS 7 and indeed WordPress too!

    I'll see if I can find it ..


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    Ta Da : http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery...bRemoteManager

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    I'd strongly suggest that link - the Microsoft Web Platform installer is near perfect for installing PHP and if you are focusing on a specific web application (e.g. Moodle/WordPress) it can help you install those directly.

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    I'm a web developer and I'm using Xampps from past few months.
    I have heard about this new software called ampps and I'm planning to give a try.
    Should I switch over from xampp?
    What are your views?

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