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Well,

Another migration of  the whole web server to Server 2019 and getting MySQL5.7 and PHP 7 configured. I started off doing an SQL dump (export) of my databases and zipping up the website folders, it was a simple matter of creating empty databases, importing the MySQL dumps and unzipping the sites into new folders.

I did have a few problems but these were solved by just renaming the web.config file for one of the sites, and installing a fresh WordPress instance, and gradually copying content. But five out of six sites migrated without any problems

I Configured the web server manually as there are some dependencies that dont get installed via the IIS Web Platform installer, namely the VC_Redistx64 and VC_Redistx86 files.

I followed my own guide over here .

For a guide on installing with Serer 2016, check the guide here

All my other sites are up and running as well. So this is where things will get put  of  general nature, and my “Tech” site is still over here

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