Web Platform Installer
Web Platform Installer (WPI) and WebMatrix
Last post Feb 25, 2012 09:03 PM by ChrisSfanos
Feb 22, 2012 06:21 AM|jamescollett|LINK
I do not understand the difference or relationship between the Web Platform Installer and Webmatrix. I have looked for documentation to explain how they fit together or complement each other but found nothing.
Could someone please explain this for me?
web platform installer
Feb 25, 2012 09:03 PM|ChrisSfanos|LINK
WebPI is the boostrapper that can install a set of web platform products (SQL Express, VWD, IIS7, various SDKs and frameworks, etc) and their associated dependency products (SQL Management objects, SQL CE, other components)
WebMatrix is a lightweight development and publishing tool that WebPI can install - WebMatrix has an editor, DB manager and publishing system for deploying your application to a hosting provider
Both WebMatrix and WebPI can install OSS web applications (like WordPress, Drupal, ec) to IIS or IIS Express (a lightweight web server that WebMatrix uses)
http://www.microsoft.com/web for a bit more info on both products