Enabling WordPress AutoUpdate – Windows Server

Looking at how to get WordPress running on Windows Server and allowing auto update to work.  This is what I did and it seems to work.   

I used the Web Platform Installer to install WordPress, I then downgraded it to WordPress 4.7, I just copied the files over the install.  So I could test the upgrade process.  When installing using the Web Platform you need to provide random generated key’s, I found this https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt which generates random keys for you, but the Windows Installer doesn’t like $, which is a tad annoying. 

Hope this helps. Have fun πŸ™‚ 

Windows Server 2012 with SSH Access

So a little while back Microsoft announced that they would be providing support for SSH, they have reached the first milestone and we have a working version.

There is still work to be done but it’s looking promising.  I’m not 100% sure of the benefits of having SSH support, if you want to share why this is really useful then please do so in the comments.