Archive for the ‘IIS Tutorial Series’ Category

For web developers, sometimes it is necessary to run a re-occurring task on the web server, such as sending out emails for notifications, or doing a periodic update without interaction from the client. On UNIX-like Operating Systems, the well-known Cron is a simple to use option, on Windows, it’s Task Scheduler. In this tutorial, I will step through the process of setting up a scheduled task to have a web script executed periodically.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 15:58 | 0 comments

URL Rewriting is a powerful feature for web servers that provides the ability to modify a web page’s URL to display a more friendly links for users and relevance for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). For Apache web server users, a mod_rewrite module is readily available, however, for IIS 6.0 users, it’s not. (For IIS 7.0, a URL Rewrite Module has been introduced.) In this tutorial, I’ll introduce a free URL Rewriter for IIS 6.0 (and later), how to install it, and the recommended method of usage.

Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 21:31 | 0 comments

Microsoft now has an official SQL Server Driver to use with PHP on IIS. This is a huge and step forward for PHP/SQL Server developers since beginning with PHP 5.3, the usually packaged MSSQL extension has been deprecated.

Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 23:09 | 6 comments
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Beginning from PHP 5.3, PHP can only be installed on IIS via a CGI Handler, and no longer through ISAPI. In this tutorial, we’ll step through the details of how to set up FastCGI and PHP on IIS.

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 20:40 | 24 comments
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