Web Platform Installer Released!

If you’ve been to any presentations I’ve done recently you’ve seen how much I love talking about this tool. Very simply the Web Platform Installer (WebPI) is a tool that installs IIS7, extensions, tools, runtimes and applications in a easy to use manner. This includes PHP, SQL Express and Visual Web Developer Express. Its never…

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Old New Series – Cannon PI

Keep watching as Cannon makes life easier for today’s web developers using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.   – jorke

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Cat Power - Tomcat on Server 2008 Core with IIS7

EPIC START So this turned out to be much longer than I thought – the basic goal is to utilise two of the coolest features of Window Server 2008 – Core and IIS7. The idea is to create an ultimately low footprint web server on Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 Core and show how that…

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PHP on IIS7 for Shared Hosting- AWESOME article!

check it out on IIS.NET – http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/208/fastcgi-with-php/  here are a couple of excerpts from the article that I strongly recommend: ———– PHP Security Recommendations The following recommendations describe how to tighten security of PHP in shared hosting environment. To make the recommended changes locate and open php.ini file and edit it as described below: Disable…

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Installing FTP with IIS7 on 2008 Server Core

I had a few questions from an old colleague, Virgil, who had just built a 2008 server core machine and was having issues configuring FTP. Without asking I knew Virgil would be chasing an FTP server that would have some method of secure transport such as FTPS and pluggable authentication methods, I know this because…

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reMIX 08 Australia

reMIX is back this year bigger and faster than ever. I know this is old news but I’m running a little behind at the moment. Check out the website and Register now for a bargain price of $199 (Inc GST) – we are doing 1 day in 2 cities: Sydney     May 20    Powerhouse…

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Hosting Days Australia - Coming to a City Near you!

via Christian This years Hosting Days is "Fast Tracking Your Success with FastLane" in a city somewhere close to you, unless you are in Darwin or Alice Springs or Cameron’s Corner…. Phil and I have the first track, which is the fun track all about the HOW of hosting. Go to https://partner.microsoft.com/australia/40048707 to see the…

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Hacked Web Applications causing storm - rattling Windows...

For the past few days a "Cyber attack" has been taking place and according to internetnews.com : "number of infected IIS servers at 282,000. Less than a day later, security firm F-Secure wrote its own blog entry, putting the infestation at over 500,000" and f-secure : "Performing a Google search results in over 510,000 modified…

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Potential Security Vulnerability for NetworkService / potential new IIS exploit

Important heads up with regards to a potential privilege escalation issue when running under NetworkService – which we all know is the IIS default…. But also note that it requires native code or full trust .NET. Hosting Providers with Shared Hosting configurations should pay careful attention to this and ensure that they are running a…

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HUGE performance increases with PHP on Windows 2008

One of our local developers Dallas J Clark (Brisbane local) blogged about an article that shows PHP with a 130% performance increase on Windows Server 2008 – and of course there have been a few comments asking about the metrics of the comparison etc. So naturally I’m wading into to try and clear the water…..

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