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Please Help

PostPosted: 25. February 2009 17:05
by cpa
I am using Dreamweaver CS4 and I'm attempting to set up a test server using XAMPP. I want to set the test server up so I can test my entire website before the website is live.

I guess my first question is can I use XAMPP to accomplish my testing task? I hope the answer to this question is yes this is a great way to test your website before it goes live or my next questions will be considered null and void.

I have installed XAMPP and everything appears to be running properly which is a good thing. The xampp control panel is running apache, mysql, filezilla, & mercury (I didn't know what to run so I turned everything on). I am able to go to https://localhost and I get the xampp startup page. I click on status and link and every listed item shows a green activated button. I have copied all of my webfiles to the following location c/xampp/htdocs/CurrentWebsite. So I think that I followed the instructions correctly.

I was trying to test my website so I typed http://localhost/xampp/htdocs/CurrentWebsite into Safari. I get an error message that says object not found. What URL do I type into my browser to test my website?

Lastly without going into all of the technical aspects can I get a description of some of the other main features that I can use with Xampp as a new web designer. Thank you in advance for any and all responses.

Re: Please Help

PostPosted: 25. February 2009 19:21
by b-morgan
The document root is c/xampp/htdocs so files in c/xampp/htdocs/CurrentWebsite are refered to by http://localhost/CurrentWebsite.

Re: Please Help

PostPosted: 25. February 2009 23:18
by cpa
Thank you for the information it worked.