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Postby ngungo » 22. October 2005 18:55

Hello,

I am a newbie here so be gentle. I am a programmer for 20+ years and familiar with Windows XP, but I don't know anything about Apache and never run a web host, I use host services though. What I would like to do is setting up a web server environment that I can run some PHP codes and make use od MySQL.

1. I had downloaded and installed XAMPP. It seems easy enough, except the Apache service does not start (MySQL and FileZilla are OKed). How do I fix that?

2. After the fix. How do I use XAMPP. For example, how do I upload a .html file so I can see how it work.

3. Same as MySQL and FileZilla.

These seems trivial enough, but if I get a hold of it I will scout the forum for more info. For now I am clueless.

Thanks in advance,
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Postby Wiedmann » 22. October 2005 19:33

except the Apache service does not start (MySQL and FileZilla are OKed). How do I fix that?

I don't know. I missing a correct error report from you...
(try xampp-portcheck.exe)

For example, how do I upload a .html file so I can see how it work.

You know how to copy files with the explorer?

and: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#527

Same as MySQL

I don't know what you want to do with MySQL.
BTW: try phpMyAdmin and the MySQL manual

and FileZilla.

What's the problem with FileZilla? It's a ftp server. So you need a ftp client to use it.

And have a look at our Demopages at http://localhost/xampp/
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Postby ngungo » 22. October 2005 20:27

xampp-portcheck.exe

Port 80 and 443 are used by C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
Port 81 is free.

It seems like because I have IIS 5.1 installed and running. How do I disable IIS? Or do I have to un-install IIS (that I prefer not though)?

Others: I am making myself familiar with them now.

Thanks,
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Postby Wiedmann » 22. October 2005 20:32

It seems like because I have IIS 5.1 installed and running.

Yes

How do I disable IIS?

Stop the service in the service manager.

(You can ask your Windows help center how to do that..)
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Postby ntsmarkv » 22. October 2005 21:48

How to disable IIS temporarly:


1). Open IIS

2). Right Click your (local computer)

3). You should see Disconnect, click.

Your done you just stopped the IIS. also another way:

1). open IIS

2). Open local computer

3). Go to web sites folder right click and stop.



those are 2 ways of disabling IIS till you start it back up.
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Postby ngungo » 22. October 2005 22:09

OK! I got IIS stopped, and Apache started OK!

I have created a database with MySQL through phpMyAdmin.

FileZille: The file server is running but I can not connect to it with IP: 127.0.0.1 Port:14147. Please help!!!
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Postby Wiedmann » 22. October 2005 22:32

but I can not connect to it with IP: 127.0.0.1 Port:14147

Connect with a ftp client or with the admin tool?

--> every ftp client / server uses port 21 for ftp transfer.
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Postby ngungo » 23. October 2005 14:16

Thanks Wiedmann!
I thinks I got all the ducks on the road as far as XAMPP installation, so now I can install the phpBB. First attemp was not successful. I set:

Database type: MySQL 4.x
Database Server Hostname: localhost
Your Database Name: dbtest
Database Username: ?????
Database Password: ?????

What are the Username and Password? Where do I get it. I don't recall see it anywhere.

Thanks,
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Postby Wiedmann » 23. October 2005 14:20

What are the Username and Password? Where do I get it. I don't recall see it anywhere.

Read the "readme_en.txt"...
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Postby ngungo » 23. October 2005 14:45

Thanks,

I created a user (with user name and password) and use that info. The phpBB installation was successful. That's great, I've learn a lot though. Thank you very much.

I also read readme_en.txt.
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