|Sent on:||Thursday, February 2, 2012 8:14 PM|
No good options here. Running old versions of WP is an invitation to be hacked.
Sound like you will have to move to Windows to have a functioning if hamstrung site.
Hi Web Developers,
I am trying to get Wordpress up and running on a client's server.
My client's web host is Brinkster, which is a less than perfect host for Wordpress,
but I won't delve into why I am stuck with them.
I have run through the Wordpress installation a dozen times, so I have no issues with WP per say. But Brinkster does not have a one-click install for Wordpress.
On my first install, my issues were file permissions and permalinks. Then WP asked me to update to WP 3.3.1. Then everything crashed : (
Brinkster support recommended that if I ever update Wordpress, I'll need to do it manually. (sigh)
I then had Brinkster move my client from Windows / IIS 6 over to Linux / Apache 2. (Filezilla uses Linux and I like Filezilla, plus I get Apache's mod URL rewrite for permalinks )
To make a long story short, on my 4th or 5th run of manually installing WP, I received this message:
"Your server is running PHP version 5.2.3 but WordPress 3.3.1 requires at least 5.2.4"
When I asked Brinkster, they said "Well we do not have a Linux server with that PHP version, but we could move you to a Windows Server." Been there done that.
So finally, here are my 2 choices:
1. Continue to enjoy the benefits of a Linux / Apache server, but run an older version of Wordpress (WP says earlier releases are less safe)
2. Or move to a Windows / IIS 6 server, and lose the benefit of Apache goodies like pretty permlinks, .htaccess files
Either way, I will probably have to update Wordpress manually every time a new version comes out.
Which option do you think I should go with, 1 or 2?
Thanks for your input.
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