After using IIS for almost 4 years now, I have decided to give up on IIS for so many of its limitations.
Among one of those limitations was the inability to use “pretty permalink” or the mod-rewrite feature which comes built in with Apache. Although IIS 7 seems to have a plan to include similar sort of functionality but waiting for that to come and who knows how many more problems along with it, is just not worth waiting for. Its just more easier to get Apache running on your machine and get everything that IIS gives and much more. Continue reading
WordPress 2.7 runs very smoothly on IIS 6 with PHP 5.2.x or greater and MySQL 5+. One of the problem I found after installing was the fact that wordpress doesn’t provide any option to configure SMTP email servers and when you are on IIS, you pretty much need that all the time to run any PHP application with email communication support, so I was surprised not to find that option in WordPress, given that all the other aspects of wordpress are very highly configurable.
I found this nice little plugin that does exactly that: Continue reading