Installing WordPress on Windows platform is a pain

On 12 August, 2009 by Carol

Never thought i would say this, but at this very moment i cherish Linux and hate Windows.

Why? Because it is such a pain to install WordPress if you’re on a Windows platform.

For many hours i tried figuring out why on earth i can’t seem to get to the install.php and follow through the WP activation. What was i doing wrong? Nothing.

It was all by the book and it is not my first WP install…but all my others were on Linux.

Then I looked this up and all i got was more pain.

I am trying to help a friend, who really deserves to have a beautiful website and i want to run that on WP, but so far i only had troubles helping.

Right now i am waiting for a reply from his host, but if any of you could give me a hand with this or just a thought, i would very much appreciate it.

If any of you managed to install it on windows without checking with your host, please share and thanks in advance for that.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    Is not terrible if used as OS, but for hosting is great.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    Is not terrible if used as OS, but for hosting is great.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    Is not terrible if used as OS, but for hosting is great.

  • http://ajaydsouza.com/ Ajay

    Well, one thing I always knew was that Linux is excellent for hosting and terrible otherwise!

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    The host uses MySql.
    What i noticed is that they have a tool to install WordPress and other CMS software, but it comes with Unix, so i am stuck now.

    Thanks a lot for your answer.

  • explorerdk

    Usually they need to specify a FQDN host for mysql at the host platform, what usually is explained in a panel. is the Windows host using MySQL or MSSql ?

  • http://ajaydsouza.com/ Ajay

    Well, one thing I always knew was that Linux is excellent for hosting and terrible otherwise!

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    The host uses MySql.
    What i noticed is that they have a tool to install WordPress and other CMS software, but it comes with Unix, so i am stuck now.

    Thanks a lot for your answer.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

    Hey,

    Thanks for answering. I am not trying to install it on a computer, but on a website hosted on a Windows server.

  • explorerdk

    Usually they need to specify a FQDN host for mysql at the host platform, what usually is explained in a panel. is the Windows host using MySQL or MSSql ?

  • djharizone

    I have a wordpress nicely running ontop of Windows XP published only in an intranet environment. Talking about installation procedures for wordpress, it is a simple step as easy as 1-2-3.
    First, I installed XAMPP, then installed WP, then configured MYSQL for WP.
    Alas! i have no problem until now.

  • djharizone

    I have a wordpress nicely running ontop of Windows XP published only in an intranet environment. Talking about installation procedures for wordpress, it is a simple step as easy as 1-2-3.
    First, I installed XAMPP, then installed WP, then configured MYSQL for WP.
    Alas! i have no problem until now.

    • http://www.carolsvault.com/ Carol

      Hey,

      Thanks for answering. I am not trying to install it on a computer, but on a website hosted on a Windows server.

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