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Host a Blog on Windows Home Server with Graffiti Express Edition – Step-by-step guide tutorial

Here’s how to host a blog on your Windows Home Server with free Express Edition of Graffiti. Graffiti CMS is a ASP.Net script developed by Telligent. Several editions are available for a price, however Telligent provides an Express Edition with the following limitations:

The Express Edition provides all you need to setup a blog served from your WHS. It doesn’t require installing PHP/MySQL or other installations. The default installation will use a simple file based database (VistaDB) but can also use an Microsoft Access database, or Microsoft SQL Server backend. This tutorial will cover a basic installation using the included sample VistaDB database.

What you will need

Install Graffiti

  1. Create a Website using Whiist (enable Allow site to run ASP Applications in the default options section). I’ve used blog as the alias for this tutorial.
  2. Extract the Graffiti files. Copy the Graffiti\Web directory contents to your new Whiist directory.
  3. Optional: Read the Getting Started section at the Graffiti CMS website. This tutorial provides a walk-through based on the information on their website.

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