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New install on XP Home

PostPosted: 15. September 2005 14:36
by scy
I have been using XAMPP on my old PC running XP Professional and very much like it. I have tried a new install on a new PC
using the installer. All goes smoothly but when I access localhost I get page not available. I have tried changing the directory
to C:xampp/ but did not make any difference. Tried reinstalling several times with no luck.

Am I just missing something obvious?

PostPosted: 15. September 2005 14:43
by redstar8
- try bringing up the XAMPP control panel and make sure apache is running.
- then run http://localhost
it should bring up the xamp page located in the htdocs dir.

I'm having a problem with connecting to mysql from PHP only on XP home but works fine on XP PRO ? getting: Fatal error: Call to undefined function: mysql_connect()


PostPosted: 15. September 2005 15:17
by scy
all are running still get "page cannot be displayed error"

on the Service settings there is a check box for "Enable the XAMPP service" should this be checked? The individual ones beneth that are checked for Apache Mysql and FileZilla.

PostPosted: 15. September 2005 15:58
by redstar8

on my working XP / PRO

on the control panel settings:
- enable the XAMPP service is not checked
and Start these modules: Apache and MySQL are checked

on the control panel
- I'm not using the Svc checkbox on the list

I need to check my XP / home when I get home.

PostPosted: 15. September 2005 16:20
by scy
My Svc checkboxes are checked and Running.

When I am connected to the internet and put in localhost in IE I am immediatly redirected to a Dell Search Page with localhost as the search term.
Its a new PC - on my old one it would not make any difference whether online or not.

PostPosted: 15. September 2005 20:34
by redstar8
- in ie / tools / internet options - try changing the default home page
- also run the XAMPP port checker in the XAMPP dir
- are you running any other kind of server ?


PostPosted: 15. September 2005 22:13
by scy
I changed the default to google anyway.

On the port checker

port 80 showes file path to apache.exe

I am not using any other servers unless there are any built in that I don't know about.

PostPosted: 16. September 2005 04:22
by redstar8

- try
- try

maybe something happened to your hosts file

PostPosted: 16. September 2005 05:02
by redstar8

I found my problem (a good posting on experts exchange) -
might be a good thing for you to verify too !

- I had to make sure the only php.ini was in C:\xampp\apache\bin\php.ini ( and in other xampp dirs that are just used to still support php4)
( I delete an old php.ini in c:/windows)

you can see which one apache is pointing to by using the phpinfo() function or from the xampp startpage / phpinfo

PostPosted: 16. September 2005 20:29
by scy
Finally got it to work. new PC and needed to config IE

Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings

Checked "Automaticly Detect Settings" and

Use Proxy Server

Address Localhost Port 80

Although I reinstalled to C:/XAMPP/ using the self extracting zip.

Thanks for your help rs