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Install Livecode Server on Windows with Windows Server 2016

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:07 pm
by Volker
Hi
How can I install Livecode Server on a Windows server with the Windows Server 2016 operating system?
Is that even possible?
Greetings Volker

Re: Install Livecode Server on Windows with Windows Server 2016

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:13 pm
by matthiasr
I am not sure if it is still possible with IIS. I´ve done an installation long time ago on a 2003 Server.

But if you do not need to rely on IIS you could install apache on Server 2016 to use with Livecode Server.

For a first test you could use XAMPP from Apache Friends. It´s an all-in-all package with Apache, MariaDB, PHP and Perl.

https://www.apachefriends.org/de/index.html

Installation of LC Server then is as described in the Release Notes of LC Server.

Re: Install Livecode Server on Windows with Windows Server 2016

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 11:02 am
by Volker
Thank you for your answer. I rented the server from Strato and only the Windows Server 2016 operating system is possible.
Greetings Volker

Re: Install Livecode Server on Windows with Windows Server 2016

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:54 pm
by matthiasr
Do you need to run IIS as web server? If not i really recommend to install Apache, PHP, MariaDB using Xamp and then install Livecode Server.

Re: Install Livecode Server on Windows with Windows Server 2016

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 3:46 pm
by Volker
Sorry what is IIS.

Re: Install Livecode Server on Windows with Windows Server 2016

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:26 pm
by matthiasr
Please excuse, thought you would know the abbreviation.

IIS is the Microsoft Internet Information Server which acts as web server.

Re: Install Livecode Server on Windows with Windows Server 2016

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:37 pm
by mrcoollion
When allowed by the provider to install on the windows server, my advice would be to use Xamp. I have worked with it in the past on Windows and it works fine, is free and there is a lot of documentation.

Regards,

Paul