I had been developing wordpress sites from last one year but never used window hosting but one of my client have window hosting. Apache module mod_rewrite in collaboration with .htaccess used to serve my purpose of Permalinks But in the window server I donot have any idea at all. I tried copying few xml in web.config but donot know where I am Wrong. I am on a sshared server with no access to Shell I want equivalent action of linux hosting in window hosting 1) Enable module_rewrite 2) Write .htaccess


You'll need to know which version of IIS running on the server. Old IIS did not have url re-write built-in and require third party module to function. New IIS have them built-in and some cases they also can load your .htaccess file for rules.

Make sure you have IIS URL Rewrite installed and enabled.

  • by using /index.php/%postname%/ in custom permalink structure, my permalinks are working, but plugin buddypress has stopped working. – Shefali Aggarwal Nov 21 '11 at 15:43
  • IIS version that i am using on the server is Microsoft-IIS/6.0 – Shefali Aggarwal Nov 21 '11 at 15:46

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