In a recent scenario I wanted to run WordPress as a subdirectory of a .NET application. I also wanted to avoid installing PHP and MySql on the Windows server. Impossible? Apparently not! (I’ll get to the word Possimpible a bit later).
I already have IIS and SQL Server setup, so I want to utilize those with WordPress. To do this I installed a pre-compiled version of WordPress, using Phalanger, as well as a simple WordPress plugin to avoid having to install MySql. Here is what I did…
Update: Latest benchmarks are depicted on Benchmarks page.
One of the reasons why you may be interested in using Phalanger is that you need to run your PHP applications faster. Phalanger is a PHP language compiler for .NET. It is almost fully compatible with PHP, and it also adds several useful extensions. It makes it easy to integrate PHP applications with .NET or ASP.NET and it adds better compile time checking, but we’ll write about these in some other article.
As an established open-source community project, Phalanger already has a discussion forum and an issue tracker. Today, we’re starting a new Wiki page for Phalanger and also this blog. Although we’re actively working on Phalanger, we didn’t have any way to easily share news and information about the development of Phalanger with the community. We’re hoping to change it with this blog. Continue reading