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Setting up local server for a Wordpress Blog

Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:28 AM

Basically it. I own my own DNS, servers, and local network, also connected to the internet.
I have a spare server that I installed IIS on yeseterday and started to make an html blog, but then I read up on the blogging programs and decided I wanted to try out wordpress.
I've got a copy of wordpress sent to me (my internet out here is HEAVILY filtered, and I'm at work 24/7, Read: Deployed) and I was told that all I need is php and mysql installed for that to work. I also downloaded a copy of apache.

My server is running win2003 & IIS. Currently it serves up html pages.
I have downloaded PHP(VC6 & VC9), IIS Aid PHP installer, apache 2.2.11, and mysql.
I have installed none of them.

I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to the best course of action for me from here. End result? A working wordpress blog.

Thanks in advance for any insight!

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Re: Setting up local server for a Wordpress Blog

Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:17 PM

View PostTrakker, on 19 Jul, 2009 - 04:28 AM, said:

I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to the best course of action for me from here.

My only suggestions are :

1.) Make sure that the OS is secure, patched, & behind a firewall blocking any ports that you don't use.

2.) Verify that port 80 access is granted by your ISP.
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Re: Setting up local server for a Wordpress Blog

Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:11 AM

1) no, no, & I turned off all apps&services listening on ports I don't need.
2) I am my ISP kinda. And I said yes to port 80, because I like gmail.


This isn't a client requesting this, This is my own personal project that I'm running on a semi-internal network. I control ALL aspects of this site, from the domain name (my dns), web hosting (MY servers) and the site itself (hopefully wordpress once I figure this out.)
Thanks for the friendly reminders on security tho.
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Re: Setting up local server for a Wordpress Blog

Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:55 PM

I think all you really need is PHP 4+ and a MySQL 4.1+ database then. Just edit the wp-config-sample.php file with your name\user\password\host for the database and save it as wp-config.php and upload all of the files in the root of the wordpress package directory to the root of the server (excluding wp-config-sample.php and the readme), also copy wp-admin, wp-content and wp-includes directories of course. Then navigate to /wp-admin/install.php and if all went well you'll be ready to start setting up the blog.
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Re: Setting up local server for a Wordpress Blog

Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:41 AM

mysql didn't install right.
Then I found XAMPP. Beautiful Find.
After that Wordpress came up quite nicely.

XAMPP is amazing.
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Re: Setting up local server for a Wordpress Blog

Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:13 PM

Glad to see you have successfully installed Wordpress.

For server requirements, you can go to http://wordpress.org...t/requirements/


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