How to Get WordPress to Work with IIS

There is plenty of information in the world around getting WordPress to work with IIS. However, it is not always the easiest thing to accomplish. In this tutorial, we will discuss the various methods you can use to get WordPress working with IIS. Let’s get started.

Use The Built-in ASP.NET Configuration File

If you are using Windows 10, you can get WordPress to automatically use the built-in configuration file. To do this, open the WordPress control panel and click on the Set Up button. You will then see a screen like this:

You can now click on the Change button and select the Use config file button. This will then take you to a screen where you can Browse to select a file to use. You can either use the built-in configuration file or click on the Choose file button and browse to select a file from your computer.

Use The.NET Core Configuration File

You can also use the.NET Core Configuration File to get WordPress to work with IIS. You will need to have.NET Core CLI installed on your computer. You can also find the.NET Core Configuration File at C:\Users\user\.config\netcore\1.0.0\config\web.config. Just open this file in your favorite text editor or IDE and make the necessary changes to get WordPress to work with IIS. There are only a few steps involved in this process.

Use The W3C Process For Coding Standards

You should also know that you can use the W3C Process For Coding Standards to get the best possible coding standards for your WordPress projects. This process was originally started by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) to establish a set of standard rules for the development of HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). You can download the W3C HTML and CSS checkers from GitHub. You can then use these tools to check HTML and CSS compliance for your WordPress projects. This will ensure you are always making compliant HTML and CSS for your WordPress projects.

Use NPM (Node Package Manager)

There is also a way to get WordPress to work with IIS without changing a single line of code. All you need to do is use NPM and its package manager for Linux, macOS, and Windows. NPM makes it very easy to install a new package of code and ensures you are always using the latest and greatest versions of any packages you use. To install NPM, you can visit their website. Once you have installed NPM, you can then use it to install WordPress.

Use Windows DNS Server To Manage Name Resolution

One of the things that makes using WordPress with IIS difficult is that you sometimes have to deal with DNS (Domain Name System) issues. The Windows DNS Server is basically what allows your website to have a meaningful domain name (such as instead of a long web address (such as You can download the Windows DNS Server from their website. Once you have installed the DNS Server, you can use the Windows DNS Server to manage all the name resolution for your WordPress projects. You can use their tool DNS Manager to easily create DNS records, edit existing DNS records, and test the resolution of your domain names.

Use Let’s Encrypt To Generate Certificate And Setup Automatic Renewal

Let’s Encrypt is a free and open-source certificate authority that was created to make cryptographic certificates easy to use. The main difference between Let’s Encrypt and other certificate authorities is that it aims to make the entire process of getting a certificate as easy and automated as possible. To start, you will need to generate an SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) certificate using their web UI (for example, at After generating the certificate, you can either install it on a web server or download the certificate file and install it on your own computer. Your website’s visitors will then be automatically protected with a valid and trusted SSL/TLS certificate when they connect to your site.

One important thing to keep in mind regarding Let’s Encrypt is that their certificates are automatically renewed every year. You can configure automatic renewal using their console or via the API (Application Programming Interface). For those who would like to use Let’s Encrypt to secure their web servers, this option makes managing a certificate much easier. You can use their console to login to your account and view your certificate details or use their API to make calls to their RESTful API and integrate their service with your existing APIs or systems.

Use Vault To Manage Certificate Storage And Access

If your website already has a digital certificate from a different certificate authority, you can use the Vault program to store and access your certificate. Vault is a highly-secure and trusted service that was originally designed for storing and accessing highly-sensitive (e.g., banking) data. You can use their free version, which is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. You can then use their CLI (Command-line Interface) to create, download, and manage certificates for your WordPress projects.

To use the CLI, you must first log in to using your email address and password. You can then use the CLI to create a new certificate by typing the following:

vault crt create <your-email> (replace the <your-email> with your e-mail address) (this is the friendly name of the certificate) (optional) (this is the name of your website) (optional)

This will then take you to a screen where you can input your email address and a password. You can use the CLI to download the certificate to your computer or create a new one based on the existing certificate you have access to.

Use Mozilla’s Key Server To Manage Key Exchange

If you are using a service like BitTorrent to distribute your website’s content, you can use the Let’s Encrypt generated certificate to create a secure connection using a virtual private network (VPN). This is because the Let’s Encrypt certificate uses a type of cryptography called ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography), which is considered more secure than the RSA (Reverse-Sequence-Agnostic-Strong) cryptography that OpenSSL and many other services use. You can download the key server from their website and then install it on your computer. You can use their tool Network Manager to easily create a secure connection to a server you identify and trust (e.g., your own WiFi network).

To create a secure connection using a VPN with BitTorrent, all you need to do is type the following in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install python-software-prober

sudo apt-get install openvpn

sudo openvpn –help

Once you have installed the VPN client, open the client and click on the Settings button. You will then see a screen like this:

You can then click on the Add button to either add your own public key (if you have one) or use the generated Let’s Encrypt certificate by clicking on the Import button. Your VPN connection will then be automatically secured using the Let’s Encrypt certificate. You can use the OpenVPN Connect GUI to easily manage your VPN connections.

Use Cloudflare To Manage DNS For Your Domain

Cloudflare is a content delivery network (CDN) that was designed to make your website faster and more reliable. What is a CDN you ask? A content delivery network is essentially a large group of servers that are distributed around the world. When a visitor requests a website from a server located in the United States, the request will typically arrive from one of the many data centers located in the US (or another country).