What's the best setup for a Windows machine using Drupal 7?

vfranklyn's picture

Hi there. We're moving from a WAMP machine with Drupal 6 to a Windows machine with Drupal 7. Here's what I'm wondering:

  1. Does Windows 2012 with 64bit work okay with Drupal 7?
  2. What's a better setup, WAMP or IIS? If IIS is the answer, will migrating from a WAMP machine be more difficult?

Thanks for your time.


Drupal 7 ok on IIS7 or IIS8

inomnia-paratus's picture

if you must use a Windows Server, it is better/easier to run Drupal on IIS. It is working well except for the cron tasks (which can be initiate directly in IIS)
Do not hesitate to install PHP Manager (un free plugin available on CodePlex - http://phpmanager.codeplex.com/releases/view/69115) even if you use IIS8. This little tool is very usefull to manage PHP Parameters.
Hope it is helpful for you.

Thanks so much,

vfranklyn's picture

Thanks so much, inomnia-paratus!

We haven't had problems

rjacinto's picture

We haven't had problems running Drupal cron tasks on with Drupal 7 with IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2.

inomnia-paratus, what problems have you had with Drupal cron tasks?

Cron tasks

inomnia-paratus's picture

Had problem with previous version Drupal 6/IIS6-7 so I did not try later because I use to manage with IIS.
Thanks for this information, I will try again.