[Pro] Which CMS can run in Windows Server

I use Freeway Pro 6. Our company web server is using Windows Server 2008, I don’t want change it any configuration for running PHP. So, I look for a CMS can run in Windows environment. I found some CMS e.g. WebYep which can run PHP environment only. Please tell me which CMS can run in Windows environment.


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Windows servers can run PHP, but only if you are willing to install and configure it. What is currently configured on your server? Are you using IIS as your Web service? Do you have ASP.NET installed and configured? You may find a wide range of options in that area, but they will depend on you also having a database server installed and configured. More information may allow someone to help you. You may find it a whole lot easier to use a separate server for the CMS, one that runs a more mainstream (Unix, Linux) server. If you configure a subdomain for the part of the site that you want to have controlled by the CMS, you won’t need to worry about the Windows server at all. Let it continue to serve the part of the site that it has, and put your dynamic content in the subdomain and link to it.

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On Aug 12, 2013, at 10:54 PM, Billy wrote:

I use Freeway Pro 6. Our company web server is using Windows Server 2008, I don’t want change it any configuration for running PHP. So, I look for a CMS can run in Windows environment. I found some CMS e.g. WebYep which can run PHP environment only. Please tell me which CMS can run in Windows environment.


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Hi Billy,

As Walter suggested it might be good to use a Unix/linux server for the cms, then much better assurance. I had a situation were I needed a windows server to run a small asp.net database. I opted to use Perch cms which I was assured worked on windows servers, several months later and dozens of emails to the host server company support (ukFast) and also Perch we still couldn’t get it to work. The Perch test ran fine and most content was added ok but we just couldn’t get the images to appear. If the experts couldn’t get it to work… I certainly couldn’t. The eventual solution was to use a linux server (ineedwebhosting) at a fraction of the cost. UkFAst eventually came back with a generous solution (otherwise we had thrown away a lot of money for something that we couldn’t use) in offering both a linux and a windows server for the same price, windows servers are not cheap. I’ve still the database to set-up (looking for an expert on this anyone ££) and then combine with cms pages, think my original test to integrate the database (hosted with another web company) was via an iframe or markup.

I think it was an issue with the Plesk software and how the servers were originally configured myself but as I said, I’m no expert.

Just my experience, yours I hope would be different.

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Hi seoras,

Two things come to mind:

  1. I had a similar issue when uploading images via Perch after moving to a new server and upgrading from Perch v1 to v2 that had to do with increasing the server PHP upload file_size limit which can be fixed with a php.ini file, assuming your host allows it (most do).
  2. Have you looked at the image paths in the Perch database? Are they correct?

Todd

The Perch test ran fine and most content was added ok but we just couldn’t get the images to appear.


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Hi Todd,

I don’t think changing the PHP upload file_size limit was an option we tried though I never uploaded anything large 200Kb max. The issue was that they did upload and could be found on the server but just wouldn’t appear on the page, all else worked.

Image paths; can’t recall, it was nearly a year ago now and as I said Rachel, Drew and ukfast support all had a stab at resolving it. Sadly without success, my comment above was merely as a cautionary note.

One of the annoying things was that it was a self managed server so once initial support ticket time was exhausted I had to raise (along with ukfast sales) more free credit to pass onto their support team, time consuming and crazy. I was originally going to use that free support for help adding the asp.net database…

The whole saga was a nightmare and has scunnered me completely of anything to do with windows servers and databases, not to mention the idiosyncrasies of Perch. Currently looking for someone to take adding database on. Though I should add that adding a the excellent Pulse to the ukfast linux server required an hour of their support trying to figure why it didn’t function correctly, it was a paths issue. So make of that as you will.

Thanks for your thoughts and feedback, always appreciated.

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I’ve also had this issue and the cause was different from the PHP file_upload stuff I mentioned. Though I can’t recall what the final solution was or why it happened (it also happened about a year ago for me too), but I was able to fix it.

Todd

The issue was that they did upload and could be found on the server but just wouldn’t appear on the page, all else worked.


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There is a huge section of the PHP Manual (which is a really useful and in large measure user-generated document) devoted to Windows installation: http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.php There are many links there to take you off into the woods, but the sheer complexity of this document should give you an insight into how difficult a problem it is to merge a traditional Unix application with the hodgepodge of Windows and its various and contradictory security policies.

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On Aug 13, 2013, at 12:05 PM, Todd wrote:

I’ve also had this issue and the cause was different from the PHP file_upload stuff I mentioned. Though I can’t recall what the final solution was or why it happened (it also happened about a year ago for me too), but I was able to fix it.

Todd
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The issue was that they did upload and could be found on the server but just wouldn’t appear on the page, all else worked.


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Thankfully in my case it was a Perch issue because if I had to troubleshoot a Windows server I would be utterly lost.

Todd

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There is a huge section of the PHP Manual (which is a really useful and in large measure user-generated document) devoted to Windows installation: http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.php There are many links there to take you off into the woods, but the sheer complexity of this document should give you an insight into how difficult a problem it is to merge a traditional Unix application with the hodgepodge of Windows and its various and contradictory security policies.

Walter

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I’ve also had this issue and the cause was different from the PHP file_upload stuff I mentioned. Though I can’t recall what the final solution was or why it happened (it also happened about a year ago for me too), but I was able to fix it.

Todd
http://xiiro.com

The issue was that they did upload and could be found on the server but just wouldn’t appear on the page, all else worked.


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if I had to troubleshoot a Windows server I would be utterly lost.

In my case, completely cast out into the wilderness without a compass. Still finding my way back, an experience I don’t wish to encounter again.

I read a lot about Plesk (ghastly) and that was mind numbing enough and ultimately of no help.

hey ho,

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