Fixing integration issues of manually installed WordPress, MySQL, Php using IIS on Windows Servers

Error#1: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress. Fix: Enable MySQL Extension for Php via php.ini as shown below: ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Dynamic Extensions ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ; If you wish to have an extension loaded automatically, use the following; syntax:;;   extension=modulename.extension;; For example, on Windows:;;   extension=msql.dll;; … or under UNIX:;;   extension=msql.so;; … or with a path:;;   extension=/path/to/extension/msql.so;; If you only provide the name of the extension, PHP will look for it in its; default extension directory.;; Windows Extensions; Note that ODBC support is built in, so no dll is needed for it.; Note that many […]

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Setting up WordPress site on WAMP by independently installing its components on Windows Systems

When you download and install a WAMP server on Windows you get all of its components Apache Tomcat Server which acts as Web Server service MySQL which acts as backend database Php which acts as the development programming language   It’s a single installer that takes care of all of these components installation. Configuring WAMP is very straight forward as detailed in Instaling WordPress on WAMP. However, the downside with WAMP is, you get a pre-defined version of the components bundled together.  What if there is a newer version of Php which you’d like to have setup? Or if you’d […]

Recovering MySQL DataBases on AWS instance after an unexpected server crash and without backups

Its possible that an AWS instance can run into various issues of unexpected crashes or can even be a case where you lost connectivity to your instance possibly due to network/firewall issue at AWS level or within your instance.  In either of these cases, you’d have no choice than to re-configure your solution on a new instances.  However, you will not have even an option to backup your MySQL DB that is running on the instance that is inaccessible. If you have planned good and configured your WAMP solution in a way that MySQL DB Data files are relocated to […]