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WordPress installer for Windows & DNP

Is there a Windows equivalent of Fantastico?

1:54 am on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone tell me if there is a WordPress installer like Fantastico or SimpleScripts for Windows servers -- especially a server running DotNetPanel.

I have a reseller account on a Windows 2008/IIS7/DotNetPanel server, mainly because my own coding skills lie with ASP and .NET, but not PHP.

Or should I just bite the bullet and get a second reseller account on a Linux box for WordPress sites?

I'd very much like to offer *simple* WordPress installation to my client accounts.
7:06 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It's been a while since I last used DotNetPanel, but I do remember there being a one-click installer included. Unfortunately, I'm also pretty sure Wordpress was not one of the installable apps.

Maybe the DotNet Panel forums will be of more help, although it has gone Open Source now, and has been renamed WebsitePanel.
12:45 am on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I never had luck with Wordpress running on a Windows Server... seemed like stuff just didn't work and was buggy. I since got Linux hosting for Wordpress and it runs flawless. I maintain a lot of classic ASP code, know some ASP.net, and PHP. I think in today's world, it just pays to know more.
7:07 am on May 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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dotNetPanel has an Application Installer feature which is supposed to be able to install WordPress as well as a number of other applications. Unfortunately I can't get it to work for me on my host. As you suggested, I'm currently trying to get it resolved in the dotNetPanel forum.

Prior to Server 2008/IIS7 that was probably the case. However I currently have several WordPress blogs on that platform and they work/perform perfectly in every respect. But they were all installed manually by a contractor who obviously knows what he's doing.

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