Windows Home Server: Installing WordPress

So, you’ve got Windows Home Server, and if you want to install WordPress, WGS has made a detailed walkthrough to help you installing WordPress blogging software on your WHS. What you will need? Remote access to the server WordPress 2.5.1 MySQL What to do? First thing’s first, and you will need to download WordPress and MySQL and […]

So, you’ve got Windows Home Server, and if you want to install WordPress, WGS has made a detailed walkthrough to help you installing WordPress blogging software on your WHS.

What you will need?

What to do? First thing’s first, and you will need to download WordPress and MySQL and put them on a network share. Then you are going to either use Remote Desktop Connection or Advanced Admin Console to gain access to the server.

Install WordPress:  After the database is installed, we are going to extract all the WordPress files to “c:\inetpub\blog\”. Feel free to change blog to anything else, but it is easier to name it something obvious. You may notice the “wp-config.php” files. All the important database information is in there in plain text, including the password. This is why I recommend installing to the system drive rather than leaving it on the shares.  It may be a bit paranoid, but do you want somebody getting access to your database?

After extracting the files, right click on the “blog” directly, and select “Properties”. Find the “Security” tab and click the “Advanced” button. Add the user “IUSR_SERVER”, replacing “SERVER” with whatever you named your server. For instance, I named my server “UMMON”, so I added “IUSR_UMMON”. Now give that user Full Control. Enable “Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects”, and click okay.

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