Experience with WordPress windows-server
Setting up and running a WordPress content management system on a Windows Server isn’t always as simple as its Unix counterpart. There’s always something that could go wrong and course I had a pretty interesting experience setting a blog on one of the website I am working on.
Well, I have been working on an ASP.Net Core web application, I wanted to install WordPress in a sub directory to add a blog to the site. At first I thought it would be simple to do so, but I ran into issues after I had installed and setup the whole blog.
WordPress windows-server Error
Well, the problem I was having was that when navigating to the folder which WordPress was installed, I was getting a 404 error as shown below.
This www.example.com page can’t be found No webpage was found for the web address: https://www.example.com/blog HTTP ERROR 404
In order to resolve this issue I have read a few post describing the possible cause which was related to the .htaccess file that could be missing on the server. Well, since this was a Windows box, there was a web.config file instead.
I then updated the web.config file on the server with the following content and voila it works. Simply replace “yourdomainname” text with your actual domain.