I downloaded XAMPP, "START"ed Apache and MySQL in the Control Panel, and tried to load up http://localhost/xampp/index.php
or index.html, and I get this error of "You don't have permission to access /xampp/index.php on this server" consistently. I am running Firefox 3.0.1 with Windows XP. I also tried it using 127.0.0.1 rather than localhost.
Strangely, when I try to load up FileZilla through the XAMPP Control Panel, it says "ERROR: FileZilla must be run as a service".
All I want to do is write PHP scripts and see them output to start with. Is there an easier way to do that?