Enabling Fast, Reliable, and Super-Scalable Uploads in ASP.NET, ASP, and PHP applications

Uploads have always historically been a major pain point for web applications, due to poor performance, spotty reliability, and framework-specific limitations. As more and more websites rely on social networking, user generated content, and in general storing data in the cloud, the ability to support reliable and scalable uploads is rapidly becoming more critical than … [Read more…]

Brief History of Web Uploads

The upload support in the Microsoft web platform has come quite a long way since the early days of IIS. Unfortunately, a number of remaining limitations have made it difficult to offer a quality upload experience, especially for high-traffic sites. As more and more websites rely on user generated content, and in general storing data … [Read more…]

MSDN Magazine: Enhance Your Applications with ASP.NET Integrated Pipeline!

This month, the Enhance Your Apps With the Integrated ASP.NET Pipeline article is finally out in MSDN Magazine.  I just got several copies in the mail (thanks Howard!). ****** UPDATE: Scott Hanselman presents the demos from this article at CodeMash 2008 ****** To be honest, I am VERY excited about this article.  I’ve been talking … [Read more…]

FastCGI for IIS 6.0 is released on Download Center

Just over a year after the we first announced the FastCGI (see the first ever blog post about it: https://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2006/09/29/Making-PHP-rock-on-Windows_2F00_IIS.aspx), the final RTM version is here! You can download directly from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2d481579-9a7c-4632-b6e6-dee9097f9dc5&displaylang=en. Lets see what it took to get here: 0) Sept 2006:        We first present the upcoming PHP collaboration efforts at a Web developer … [Read more…]

IIS FastCGI and PHP: What you absolutely need to know to host PHP applications on IIS 6 and IIS 7

*************************UPDATE: NOV 12, 2007: FastCGI RTM for IIS 6.0 / Windows Server 2003 is released on download center.************************* Everybody knows that IIS FastCGI is a great way to run PHP applications on IIS. So, if you are looking to give FastCGI a try, where should you start? The good news is that we’ve been making … [Read more…]

Deploy your PHP applications today with the IIS 6 FastCGI Go-Live release!

At last, the IIS FastCGI Go-Live release is here!  This release enables you to begin hosting PHP applications in production on your existing IIS 6.0 servers immediately, and brings multiple fixes and performance improvements over the previously released Technical Preview 2. Download it here: http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1521. There are also several new articles available about installing FastCGI … [Read more…]

IIS Authentication plugin for the WordPress PHP blogging engine

Download: iisauth_wordpress_v1.zip This weekend, I was working on an MSDN magazine article and as part of putting together a demo happened to install PHP’s WordPress blog app on IIS7.  Of course, I used the latest FastCGI bits available in the box in in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3, and the latest Windows-optimized PHP 5.2.3 build from … [Read more…]

The latest on the FastCGI project and PHP support on IIS

Ever since the original release of FastCGI Tech Preview 1, and the Microsoft/Zend collaboration announcement to bring production-quality PHP to IIS, the FastCGI project has been steadily gaining momentum in the community.   With the release of Longhorn Server Beta 3, a number of hosters are beginning to offer FastCGI-powered PHP support on top of their … [Read more…]

At last, Windows-optimized PHP 5.2.1 has been released!

The much-anticipated PHP 5.2.1 has just been released, and is available for download from http://www.php.net/downloads. This release contains many fixes Zend has contributed to improve the performance of the PHP scripting engine on Windows as part of our collaboration effort to make PHP rock on Windows / IIS.  This comes almost at the same time … [Read more…]

Turbo-charge your PHP applications with IIS FastCGI Technical Preview 2

After 3 months of community feedback and development, the FastCGI Techical Preview 2 has just been released!  Before I jump into the juicy details, I want to thank everyone who has tried out the original release, and given us bug and feature feedback on the FastCGI forums.  This has been incredibly valuable in driving the … [Read more…]