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
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-admi
n 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.