Beginners Guide for XAMPP

Problems with the Windows version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related.

Postby cj_nza » 23. March 2006 04:03

As indicated by WorldDrknss the path is incorrect, but the problem is not only the incorrect "/var/" as suggested in his post but also the fact that you have incorrectly referred to your "mysite1" directory as ""

Glad to see that you have "localhost" working though.
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Postby Kolle » 01. April 2006 04:03

Nice work!
But I have some questions:
If I insatll it under programfiles and not in the root on C:, does that have anything to say? I have followed all your steps down to nr.15, only thing i have done different is to insall it in the programfiles folder.
But under nr. 15 i can`t fint the text you gave:

15. Scroll down to the very bottom and delete everything starting at #NameVirtualHost *:80

Have opend it in notepad. What can be the problem?

Edit: Okay, I found your text now. But it was in a file named: oldhttpd.conf and not in the httpd.conf file. Am i supposed to have both of this files?
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Postby Zepx » 02. April 2006 11:26


After doing all the run abouts for mercury, AND sadly, xampptutorials is down! I need support.


1) installed
2) edited the local domains
3) enable relay

but I still get this (non-local). I did this before and it was suppose to show (local)! Help! Of course I know its not my ISP problem, since my port 25 is not blocked.
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Postby Buxellistip » 04. April 2006 17:22

Here is all fine but what if I allready have web store runing on my server using Xampp (php,apache, mysql) and i want to ad another domain that will use normal html?
Been reading whole forum and apache site but i dont understand where i must put
NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerName www.domain.tld
ServerAlias domain.tld *.domain.tld
DocumentRoot /www/domain


<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerName www.otherdomain.tld
DocumentRoot /www/otherdomain


Because on the first page of this thread admin sain that we must delete some line but in my httpd file i dont have that line!?
Please help i know there's an easy answer!
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Postby WorldDrknss » 04. April 2006 23:12

questions in the thread dont get answered anymore do to this thread is now over at where most of the questions ask on this forum can be found over there. - XAMPP Tutorials & MORE!!!!
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Postby Zepx » 06. April 2006 15:14

Oh Yes! Finally the site is backup! Thank you!
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Postby fogga » 04. June 2006 16:28

I folowed the instrucitons but my dns service name still goes back to XMAPP CP and not my public_html
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need help to complete the guide

Postby zooray » 20. June 2006 22:37

Hello WorldDrknss
First of all many thanks for your quick guide!!!
I am tring setup my own web server using your guide!

I followed till step nr. 9 and after setting password for XAMPP directory and the password for MySQL, I get following error when calling localhost

Die Anfrage kann nicht beantwortet werden, da im Server ein interner Fehler aufgetreten ist. Der Server ist entweder überlastet oder ein Fehler in einem CGI-Skript ist aufgetreten.

Sofern Sie dies für eine Fehlfunktion des Servers halten, informieren Sie bitte den Webmaster hierüber.
Error 500

and below error from log file
[Tue Jun 20 23:34:54 2006] [error] [client] (OS 2)Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden. : Could not open password file: C:/xampp/security/xampp.users


I read somewhere that it requires to install xampp-perl-addon-5.8.7-2.2.2-installer.exe, but trying to install it gives me error of xampp win32 not found unable to get the install path

and the next step was to correct the path by running setup_xampp.bat
and this throws error of Sorry ... cannot find php cli!

My setup
I am behind cabel modem


need your help seriously

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Postby WebbyBabe » 30. June 2006 06:01

fogga wrote:I folowed the instrucitons but my dns service name still goes back to XMAPP CP and not my public_html

Same here. I can't access my site. My website takes me back to the XAMPP Control Panel. :( Please help. I followed the above instructions from this post and have no luck seeing my site.
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Postby WorldDrknss » 30. June 2006 08:38

sorry threads in this forum do not get answered anymore, this is that we have created a website that has tutorials, generators, and flash tutorials to make the installation and configuration more easier, and to help those new to xampp to understand it a little better. You can access this site at

Good luck fellow xampper. - XAMPP Tutorials & MORE!!!!
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Re: Beginners Guide for XAMPP

Postby Cobaindomain » 03. February 2010 21:14

I could not find the info supplied within the httpd file.

Everything worked up tot his point, upon opening the file in notepad, i attempted to search for the text provided but couldn't find anything resembling it. any info?
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Re: Beginners Guide for XAMPP

Postby kamalreddy88 » 04. December 2010 10:54

httpd.conf doesnt have anylines that you mentioned to delete.
what now?
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Re: Beginners Guide for XAMPP

Postby JonB » 04. December 2010 19:36

@kamlareddy88 -

This topic and the information are out of date - please post your question to a new topic "with your own details" including XAMPP version.


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