Archive for March, 2010
The IIS URL Rewrite Module 2.0 – RTW is available for download. IIS URL Rewrite v2.0 is an incremental release that includes all the features from version 1.1, and adds extensibility support and outbound response rewriting. More specifically, v2.0 can be used to:
- Express complex URL rewriting logic by using custom rewrite providers written in .NET.
- Replace the URLs generated by a web application in the response HTML with a more user friendly and search engine friendly equivalent
- Fix up the content of any HTTP response by using regular expression pattern matching.
- Modify HTTP request and response headers and IIS server variables.
For the complete list of features available in this version, refer to Using URL Rewrite Module 2.0.
Install the URL Rewrite 2.0 – RTW
To install the URL Rewrite 2.0, use the download links at the module’s home page at http://www.iis.net/expand/urlrewrite. Note that this is a final, production ready release that is officially supported by Microsoft.
- If a previous version of URL Rewrite Module, such as v1.0 and v1.1, is already installed then it will be upgraded to the v2.0;
- If an RC version of the URL Rewrite Module 2.0 is already installed, then it will be upgraded to RTW version. Continue Reading »
FastCGI module in IIS 7.0 has been lacking some of the features and bug fixes that are available in IIS 7.5 FastCGI module and in FastCGI Extension 1.5 on IIS 5.1 and IIS 6.0. The reason why this happened are explained in the post about FastCGI Module: Differences across IIS versions. This week IIS team has released an update for FastCGI module in IIS 7.0 that closes this remaining feature gap and ensures that FastCGI functionality is consistent across all versions of IIS.
The update can be downloaded from the following locations:
- Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB980363)
- Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB980363)
- Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB980363)
- Update for Windows Vista (KB980363)
- Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB980363)
This post used to contain PHP code for object-cache.php file. This code has been removed because it is out of date and has bugs. Instead, the latest version of WinCache Object Cache plugin from wordpress.org should be used.
This post explains how to improve performance of WordPress on Windows by using the WinCache Extension 1.1 – Beta for PHP. You probably already know that just by enabling the WinCache extension and without any code changes it is possible to get a significant increase in WordPress performance – this is described in details in PHP on Windows: The WinCache 1.0 Benchmark. But this can be taken even further by using the user cache API’s available in WinCache 1.1 release. Continue Reading »