I just want to say, you guys rock! Thanks for your hard work at helping us noobs and vets in getting xampp up and running.
If port 80 shows up as open could the port still be throttled by the isp?
If port 80 is throttled would that cause web pages to be displayed as very generic/default looking web pages ( page is left justified/no images/links broken)?
I can connect to my blog from the lan/wan but the blog is not right (through port 80). I did the xampp install and everything goes according to plan. Here's a quick run down of the install process..
1). Create an exception in win FW...80,443,3066.
2). create static ip for local host.
3). port forward router to host pc.
4). setup a static domain name with dyndns/download update client.
5). check browser...can still connect to net.
6). download xampp, install as service.
7). check status page on xampp-ok.
. setup security/password.
9). create db (wordpress/utf8_unicode_ci) in myphp. Hit create.
10). unzip wordpress to htdocs. Wordpress creates a folder in htdocs and installs to the wordpress folder. c:/program files/xampp/htdocs/wordpress
11). modify wp-config-sample.php, save as wp-config.php
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', 'root'); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value.
12). start wordpress where it installs the tables and configures mysql.
There are a few of us right now that just can't seem to get it right. I can connect but the page doesn't display right. Is there something I'm missing here or not fully setting up? Could this be a privilge issue not being setup right. Do I need to move an index.php file? This really is a bad drug...I just can't seem to walk away from it...Thanks in advance for any advice/help. I'm not going to give up!
A couple things that might also help, we've unistalled and reinstalled xampp more then a few times, could this be a problem? I know everyone here is extremely busy and that this is probably more of a wordpress issue, even so know that your help is greatly appreciated!