OK – with that off my chest, I can get down to business. This post is a long time in the making. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time over the past few months testing numerous site configurations (Windows/IIS versions, PHP, mySQL, WordPress plug-ins, etc.) to find out which will run best for me. In short, it’s been nothing short of a learning experience – many times very frustrating but finally very rewarding.
When I originally put up the site, I was steadfast in my commitment to having everything running on 64-bit Windows. That meant that I had three choice to deploy on: