iis for testing websites

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installed iis for testing websites...

where do i get started setting up iis (internet information server)? I need to change the default wwwroot directory to another partition or drive.


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http://localhost/iishelp/iis/misc/default.asp

It's all there.
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Personally, even on a Windows box I'd go with Apache for testing out sites...

You can grab an Apache/PHP/MySQL all-in-one setup from http://www.foxserv.net - I use that on my Win2K test server here, and it works great.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
http://localhost/iishelp/iis/misc/default.asp

It's all there.


Thanks! It's all there.

As far as using apache, there is an asp template (rather a cms that uses asp) I've been wanting to test which runs on iis and I already have it installed.


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Ahhh, what is the CMS? Most of the decent CMS's I've seen have been PHP based. Many of the ASP ones run horribly sluggish in my experience.
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initial plan - to build my own customized CMS from one of the asp .NET starter kits :shock:

view starter kits:
http://www.asp.net/Default.aspx?tabindex=9&tabid=47

i have used LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) for the past 2 years and wanted to learn something new. All the CMSs based on PHP (nuke clones included) look very similar to say the least - even with different themes. After a while you will notice that ALL nuke type CMS sites are generally the same. i have also tried many other CMS community engines that use php/mysql - like edge which I like very much but it takes a bit of hacking to get it to work correctly: http://edge.dev.box.sk/

back in linux...
there is no substitute for macromedia dreamweaver in linux - the future of using linux as a site design platform doesn't look good either. fonts are screwed in linux (even with ttfonts installed) and are difficult to read on all my monitors compared to XP, the gimp is...well, the gimp. i'm all gimp'ed out. decided to make room and installed XP on the same box so I could compare the 2 OS's on the same hardware.

while a lot of sites run LAMP, asp has a crisp clean look and even template designers for *nuke use dreamweaver in windows to create those templates!

if you compare the two, you will notice that asp and the so-called autotheme for *nuke (which uses php) has a lot in common. page_header, <comment- insert_data_here -comment>, page footer. i would not be surprised if the creator of autotheme got his idea from the asp way of doing things. of course this has nothing to do with php, but the added features of autotheme on a certain PHP based CMS, brings it closer to what asp already does!



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they do look similar, but drastic things can happen if you really set your mind to it. Just look at osCommerce as another example. 99% of osCommerce stores are identical except that they have a different header, footer, maybe a CSS change here or there, and sometimes different icons & buttons for "Continue", "Buy Now", etc.

Here's the default osCommerce layout we all know & love (very nuke-ish too)...

http://www.oscommerce.com/osCommerce22ms2/

Here's a couple of in-development screenshots of the makeover I'm doing..

http://www.gotaxe.com/stuff/herpgallery-screenshot.jpg
http://www.gotaxe.com/stuff/herpgallery ... enshot.jpg

I've done similar extreme makeovers for PostNuke too (I used to be on the PostNuke Support & IRC teams, and contributed bits of code here and there to the dev team)...

So, like I said, you can drastically change the look and feel of any script if you work at it hard enough :)

PS - for people wanting to discuss my specific modifications, or offer any suggestions, etc. for the new site I'm working on, please don't muddy scarecrow's thread here. You can add to my existing thread here

Good luck building your own CMS though, it's great fun to do. I've done a couple of small basic ones for friends (mostly just to run on their own servers at home - no security or user authentication other than .htaccess - just for personal notes, ToDo lists, documents they're working on, links databases, etc.)

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