Migrating WordPress Between Platforms

Okay so you want to move WordPress from either a Microsoft IIS server running Microsoft SQL to a Linux box running Apache and MySQL or the other way around? This seems like a daunting task (as I thought initially)┬ábut as I found, it is easier than once thought. Existing WordPress Site Log into your existing… Read more »

How to stress test websites with ApacheBench

How to stress test websites with ApacheBench Okay so you have a Microsoft IIS or Apache web server, you placed a website on it and want to know if it will “fall over” under load, well I have just the tool for that! ApacheBench (aka AB) is a stress testing tool part of Apache, it… Read more »

Tracking Website Activity on IIS

There are heaps of ways to track website traffic hits depending on your requirements, platform and of course budget. One of the most popular methods of tracking statistics is through services such as Google Analytics however log file analysis remains the most reliable way to track your visitors as they are immune to script blockers…. Read more »

Install WordPress on Microsoft IIS with Microsoft SQL 2008 Database Backend

Okay, so I struggled to get this going so I thought my very first blog post should attempt to help other people trying to host their own WordPress blog on IIS with a Microsoft SQL backend database server. The problem came trying to get IIS to talk to the database server, the rest of the… Read more »