I recently setup a Wordpress site on my Blacknight Windows hosting account using their Web Applications tool. During the setup I had 2 issues that I could not find any blog posts on that I thought might be useful to other people out there who are trying to do the same thing as me.
My requirement was to install Wordpress on the root level of my domain.
When uploading files in Wordpress, PHP uses a temporary upload folder. By default PHP will use the C:\Windows\Temp when uploading files. If you install PHP and Wordpress onto your Windows server then you might notice that any files uploaded through Wordpress are not accessible on your site. This is down to PHP taking the folder permissions from the C:\Windows\Temp folder which does not have public access granted on it (for obvious security reasons!).
I recently had to install and setup a few Wordpress blogs onto Windows Server 2008. No biggy I thought. I'll just install Wordpress using the Web Platform Installer and away I go. Unfortunately it's never that easy! Below are the steps I took, the pitfalls I came up against and the solutions I have to getting Wordpress setup.