Showing 10 results for the tag: PHP.

PHP Failure Due To Missing Timezone

I’ve been working on installing PHP 5.3.0 on a new server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and encountered a problem I hadn’t run into before.  After installing PHP following the instructions I published here (FastCGI is supported natively by W2K8 R2 so I didn’t need to do anything to use that), the following message was […]

Using PHP mail function with locked-down SMTP server

I host my own Exchange server and had accepted the restriction that I couldn’t use the PHP mail() function thinking it was an incompatibility with IIS.  It turns out, however, that my Exchange server (like most Exchange servers) requires a username and password to work. I found a user on a forum that solved this […]

Installing WordPress (Single-User)

This article will show the exact steps for setting up a single-user WordPress blog. Dependencies Before you can perform the steps in this article, make sure that you’ve performed the steps in the following articles: Installing MySQL on Windows Installing PHP on Windows and IIS Installing phpMyAdmin on Windows and IIS 6.0 Preparing to Install […]

Preparing to Install WordPress on Windows and IIS

This is the fifth part of the Installing WordPress From the Ground Up series.  Previously I discussed installing MySQL, the FastCGI Extension to IIS 6.0, PHP, and phpMyAdmin.  This article will show the exact steps for configuring MySQL and IIS to prepare for setting up WordPress on Windows and IIS. Dependencies Before you can perform […]

Installing phpMyAdmin on Windows and IIS 6.0

This is the fourth part of the Installing WordPress From the Ground Up series.  Previously I discussed installing MySQL, the FastCGI extension, and PHP.  This article will show the exact steps for setting up phpMyAdmin on Windows and IIS 6.0. phpMyAdmin is a web-based tool for managing MySQL database servers.  I would go so far […]

Installing PHP on Windows and IIS

This is the third part of the Installing WordPress From the Ground Up series.   Previously I discussed installing MySQL and then installing FastCGI on IIS6.   This article will show the exact steps for setting up PHP on Windows and IIS. PHP is an open source general-purpose scripting language especially suited for web development.   WordPress […]

WP-Email – WordPress Plugin Review

Sometimes it’s handy to be able to just send the contents of a page that you’re viewing to your inbox or to someone else you think might be interested. This plugin allows a visitor to send a post or page or just a snippet (the blog owner’s choice) from an email address of their choice […]

Installing WordPress (part 3)

In the previous two parts I shared my experiences with installing the components required before installing WordPress. We’re finally ready to proceed with the main event. WordPress is like phpMyAdmin in that it is simply a bunch of files that need to be copied to your web server and then some configuration steps. In this […]

Installing WordPress (part 2)

In part 1 of this post, I talked about installing MySQL v4 and PHP v4 and was just about to get to phpMyAdmin.  Let’s start there. phpMyAdmin Managing databases can be pretty challenging and complex.  Some folks felt the same way and decided to leverage PHP to develop a web-based admin to for MySQL.  Since […]

Installing WordPress (part 1)

I finally bit the bullet and figured out the issues I was having with PHP and MySQL on my home server so I could check out WordPress.  I’d had issues getting both free applications to be served properly on my server, and enough was enough!  I was determined to get them working over the holiday […]