[thelist] IIS mod_rewrite

Rick den Haan rick.denhaan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 15:38:25 CDT 2006

Lists (excuse the double-post on both eVolt and WDL in case you're 
subscribed to both),

I'm a PHP programmer used to Apache and .htaccess files. At the moment, 
I'm working on a website that's hosted on a *shared* Windows server 
running IIS 6.0, and I need (read "would really like to have") 
mod_rewrite functionality.

I've Googled around a bit, and most solutions suggest either installing 
an ISAPI filter, or switching to a hosting plan that uses Apache.

Given that it's a shared server, and I only have FTP access, I don't 
have the proper rights to install an ISAPI-filter, and anyway, the 
hosting provider has indicated they won't install IIRF, IISrewrite or 
similar cohorts because they are reported to be unstable.

Apache or Linux is not a good plan, as I'll be implementing a classic 
ASP back-end which was developed somewhere else. I know it's possible to 
use classic ASP on Apache/WIN with a little bit of fiddling, but the 
hosts I found supporting this use dedicated servers, which costs more 
than my client is willing to pay.

Does anybody here have any information countering what I found so far?

Thanks in advance,


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