Can we install OSQA on IIS7 on WIndows 2008 Server ? DO we need to install Django on windows ? (If yes please provide a step by step) Can you please provide a step by step ?
I will post another question related to linux as I am trying to follow / understand the install file.
asked 14 Apr '10, 09:57
Update: They've now made this a "one click" install
I thought I should point out that this might offer the solution for some of you:
I've not looked at it in detail but it seems like a straight forward process; incorporating all the dependencies etc etc
Hey there, we have people working on the documentation as we speak. But answering to your question, is possible to run osqa on any os that runs python and django which includes windows.
To install python on windows, you would be better using an installer file, you can get it from http://www.python.org/download/. Pick the latest release from version 2.x, don't use 3.x.
After installing python you must edit your PATH environment variable to point to the python install folder, usually something like c:\\python26, and also the scripts folder, usually under c:\\python26\\scripts . This is not a requirement but it would make the next steps easier.
Then you need to download django http://www.djangoproject.com/, unpack it somewhere and then run
After that, you have python and django installed. Hope it helps :-)
Just noticed the IIS part of the question. There's a great tutorial here: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/DjangoOnWindowsWithIISAndSQLServer
It is clear that many users will want to run on Windows servers, so we will try to make a point of figuring out and documenting what is needed to succeed with OSQA in a Windows hosting environment.
answered 14 Apr '10, 10:51
Sorry for the delay in replying :
So to sum up :
we would have to have Django, python and mysql installed on a windows box to go ahead and install OSQA ?
***To install python on windows, you would be better using an installer file, you can get it from http://www.python.org/download/. Pick the latest release from version 2.x, don't use 3.x.
So if I have the above two and a MySQL, would that be it to run OSQA on my server ?
PS : I am also willing to contribute to documenting this process as this is going to be very famous amongst small business using OSQA locally on there internal windows web servers for company Q&A.