While setting up the new evolving-design.com server, I decided to go to a pure nginx setup.
However, I still need all my backend tools to run, so that meant getting things like phpMyAdmin to play nice with nginx.
I used the wonderful drupal-with-nginx configuration by perusio, but when I set up my virtual host for phpMyAdmin, I got the login page just fine, but every time I tried to login, the page just reloaded back to the login page. No errors appeared in any logs, either.
There are a number of posts on the issue, but they were either outdated or wrong when I checked them out with the latest images (27 Mar 2012) downloaded from Microsoft and the most recent OSE version of Virtual Box on a Fedora 16 host.
So here's how I got the Windows 7 running (haven't done Vista, yet, and not sure that I care much about sites working on IE 7 in all honesty).
First, I downloaded the Windows image files.
You can upack these files with unrar, so:
From my personal blog
I'll be posting the lessons I learn here, starting this week as I set up Nginx to manage static assets, and start benchmarking and profiling our now (nearly!) complete Drupal installation.
With the new year, a new company.
I've decided to go back to a single hand activity in order to serve my clientele better. This choice allows me to focus on some very interesting projects, including an upgrade of www.megagames.com, as well as new development like www.dinesafe.com and www.learning-tv.com.