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I just moved this website from its former location at CrystalTech in the USA onto my dedicated server in the UK.

The move was made for two reasons, firstly it seems a bit silly paying for hosting when I have my own server.

Secondly, the site is built using WordPress and I wanted to turn on permalinks so that my pages have friendly URLs like www.philmeades.co.uk/portfolio instead of www.philmeades.co.uk/?page_id=9.

My server is Windows 2008 running IIS7. Getting permalinks running on a Windows server with an earlier specification is somewhat, er, challenging and I’ve never managed it successfully. With IIS7 it’s dead simple – you just need to make sure you have the ‘URL Rewrite Module’ installed in IIS (it was already installed on my server) and then add a Web.Config file to the root of your website.

It’s all detailed here: