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Connecting to WordPress on localhost

I have not installed WordPress before under any web server environment.
I made a first attempt with doing so via Microsoft web gallery.

The computer I used runs Windows 8 Pro. Idea is to use it for both testing and learning.

Every bit of the installation went without a hitch.
On completion of the initial installation, I was able to immediately logon to the WordPress dashboard.
The URL shows http://localhost:9492/wp-admin .

However, immediately after I log off, I was unable to to log back on via
http://localhost:9492/wp-admin with the message,
"The remote device or resource won't accept the connection
The device or resource (localhost) is not set up to accept connection on port 9492"

I have tried
1) opening up the port in Windows firewall for both outbound/inbound connections
2) browsing to the computer <computer-IP>:9492/wp-admin from another computer on the same LAN.

If I first start up Web Matrix, select the WordPress site and then click on the URL, it works.
But this cannot be the way it should work!

I would appreciate the benefit of an Expert's advice and assistance.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I think that is probably how it works.  I found this line on http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/features.aspx :

WebMatrix integrates with IIS Express
IIS Express can not be installed as a service and is only available when you run it yourself.  When you close it, it's all shut down and unavailable.
garychuAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response
You have just confirmed what I suspect to be the case
But with Web matrix running in one computer I should be able to connect to WordPress from another computer on the LAN
garychuAuthor Commented:
On second thought I think IIS Express is designed as a personal Web server and hence suitable for development and teing only
garychuAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome, thanks for the points.
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