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I've convinced my company to run and manage their internal portal on wordpress.

 

They've decided and commissioned me with the task of creating the theme.

 

I have a question with regards to deploying the portal.

 

They have told me install (Apache, MySQL and PHP) it on a PC and to ensure that all the pc's in the company can access the portal.

 

The thing is i've always developed a wordpress website on my laptop (wampserver) and then uploaded it to a server e.g Media Temple.

 

There is a dedicated IT department in the company. I would like your guidance on what exactly do i have to ask them to install on that PC.

 

Do i tell them to install Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin?

 

Or do i just tell them to install WAMPserver ;)

 

That pc should serve the pages to the portal visitors..

 

Any advise is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks a zillion!

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Jaysone

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Do i tell them to install Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin?

 

Or do i just tell them to install WAMPserver ;)

To be honest, I'm not completely sure. I've only used WAMP for local development, not as an actual server that people use to access a website/intranet. I'd talk to your IT team about it -- if they know their stuff, they should have an idea of what's best.

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To be honest, I'm not completely sure. I've only used WAMP for local development, not as an actual server that people use to access a website/intranet. I'd talk to your IT team about it -- if they know their stuff, they should have an idea of what's best.

 

Thank you..i guess i'm gonna shoot them an email like this:

 

Hi IT Department,

 

I would like a machine to serve up our newest portal that will run on Wordpress.

 

We need it to be served by an Apache server, with MySQL and phpMyAdmin installed to manage the MySQL database.

 

We also need PHP installed be cause we're serving up pages built with PHP

 

Regards,

Jaysone

 

 

Do you think i need to elaborate more or provide any additional helpful info?

 

Please do advise me on what i can add on...

 

Thank you everyone!

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WAMP can be used as a server and your IT dept. should be able to configure it for intranet only.

 

Google WAMP and you will find that plus all the files you need to get it up and running including PHP, MySQL, etc.

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Nah wamp in my opinion should only be used as an easy method to develop things.

 

Say you want a fully functional apache webserver with PHP working on it and mysql server (specify version). And they should be able to set it up to meet the policy needs and regulations. Also ask for a list of things that might be turned off or configurated in a different fashion from what you are used to.

So that you can quicker and more easily fix the issues that may appear.

 

And phpmyadmin don't forget to remove it after you've developed so that it isn't accessed by someone evil.

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