Installation on windows hosting

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  1. alexc

    alexc New Member

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    Hi,

    I have windows hosting plan with hostforlife.eu. Now, I want to install amember product on their windows hosting environment. Have anyone try to install it on windows hosting environment? Because I only found tutorial about to install it on linux server.

    Thank you
  2. jenolan

    jenolan aMember Coder

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    Have you checked that PHP works OK? If it does you should be able to install it no worries.
  3. alexc

    alexc New Member

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    Hi jenolan,

    Thank you for your response and I'm really appreciate it. Of course my hosting provider support both asp.net and PHP. What obstacles can I find when installing this CMS? Do you have any tutorial? Or I just need to extract the files to my root folder and it will automatically work?

    Thank you
  4. jenolan

    jenolan aMember Coder

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    Well that's a open question ;-)

    Create a mySQL DB, jot down the username/password. Upload aMember to the directory you want it in under the web root (eg /webRoot/amember) and away you should go.

    One thing with windows is the need for apache .htaccess style rules, most reasonable hosts now install a widget that handles that, you will need it if you decide to use some of the older style protection methods (basic auth). Your own pages, wordpress etc so long as they work without aMember should be quite happy with it.
  5. alexc

    alexc New Member

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    Hi Jenolan,

    Thank you for your response. Upon checking further with hostforlife.eu team, they use Windows IIS server. They dont use Apache on their windows environment. So, how can I install it on IIS server?

    Thank you
  6. jenolan

    jenolan aMember Coder

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    Tell you host that you want to use .htaccess rules ... google "htaccess under iis" and you will see that there are oodles of add-ons to allow this. Otherwise, unless you are running ASP related stuff go to a linux vps like KnownHost and experience the light side of the force.
  7. alexc

    alexc New Member

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    Hi jenolan,

    Hmm... As I know .htaccess only works on linux hosting. I use windows hosting here, my hosting provider doesnt support .htaccess. I'm not thinking to migrate my site as I'm very comfortable with them, they have great support and I can host both ASP.NET site and PHP with them. I never think to leave them.
  8. jenolan

    jenolan aMember Coder

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    That is NOT correct, any IIS system can have the htaccess emulator installed which provides full rewrite(et al) processing. Sure you have to purchase it and install it but it is eminently doable.
  9. alexc

    alexc New Member

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    Hi jenolan,

    I will ask this with my hosting provider. My hosting provider support URL rewrite, but I don't know whether they offer .htaccess on windows or not.
  10. jenolan

    jenolan aMember Coder

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    If you google "iis htaccess" there are loads of pointers, I used one on an old Windows Server edition but been years since I have had to mess with Windoze at all ;-)

    Larry
  11. alexc

    alexc New Member

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    Hi jenolan,

    Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. Hostforlife.eu still checking my inquiry.

    Once again, thank you very much.

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