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Thread began 12/10/2009 2:20 pm by rwboyden3395939 | Last modified 12/24/2009 3:15 pm by neilo | 1947 views | 12 replies |

rwboyden3395939

setup/install instructions for IIS

I'd like to begin using PowerCMS as it fits our needs. But I have been unable to find any documentation related to using it on IIS. The IIS servers will reside inside my lan. I'd like to have both a dev and production server. Can someone give me a push in the right direction?

Thank you,
-Ralph

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shadow329043

You need to install PHP on IIS.

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rwboyden3395939

Thanks for the reply. I should have stated that I was aware of the PHP requirement. My purpose for asking the question was to get some SPECIFIC instructions for setting up on an IIS server. Any one out there have any experience with PowerCMS on IIS?

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shadow329043

I would go to php.net and use their instructions - that is what I did for W2K. I plan to do it also for the current server but it is a process to say th least!

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rwboyden3395939

Maybe I'm just missing something here. I know how to and have php functioning on my IIS servers. Are you telling me this product is so easy to get up and going is why the documentation is so light? I'm not interested in a $99 product that will cost $1000 of my time to get up and going. Threads like this are the reason I dislike support by forum so much. It winds up taking too long to get to answers.

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neilo

Easy there. People are using their valuable time to respond to your post.

I too am maybe missing something here; - if you 'know how to, and have php functioning on (your) IIS servers', and have read the documentation, it might help us not to waste any more time if you were to explain exactly your query is.

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rwboyden3395939

I understand all of our time to be valuable. Don't want to offend anyone.

Simplest question. If I purchase PowerCMS, are the getting started guide and the how-tos enough to get it operational?

Assuming, of coarse, that PHP and MySQL are operational through IIS.

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neilo

Thanks Ralph,

To answer that absolutely frankly, I have never tried to run it off a local area network as a final solution, I made the recommended configurations, uploaded to my remote (apache) server and ran a successful install (three times on two different servers).

Some people seem to have problems setting the correct paths in the globals file, and to this end I created a 'Case Study' guide detailing a known-to-be working installation, which I offered for use in conjunction with the the official Getting Started Guide for those who felt they had problems.

If you can already run successful PHP applications from your IIS Server as a web server, then I can't see you having any problems with this. But not being a WebAssist technician, I am not in a position to guarantee anything.

A WebAssist technician will be able to take this further.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

There should not be a difference in installing PowerCMS on a local IIS Server or a remote Apache server, or remote IIS Server for that matter, so long as PHP and MySQL are configured and running correctly.


In Many cases, the getting started guides and tutorial that are available are sufficient to get PowerCMS running.

If this is not the case for you, please post back with specifics regarding the problems you are facing and we will be able to troubleshoot the issue.

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shadow329043

and to add my voice - it took me less than 10 minutes to get the CMS up and running. Most of that spent uploading files - I also have it running under Linux (it is that easy) and I have already started to customize for my site. If you follow Nello's instructions you will have no problem - if you do, we are more than willing to help answer you questions (as we did here)

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