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xampp setup problems

PostPosted: 13. July 2009 23:49
by tlove01
downloaded and installed xammpp on laptop w installer (latest stable version). it msgs that the software is installed i then rebooted and looked to goto http://localhost n then encounter this msg frm firefox...

Though the site seems valid, the browser was unable to establish a connection.

* Could the site be temporarily unavailable? Try again later.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check the computer's network connection.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.


Looking to run joomla on local host with vista as O/S....Some help would be appreciated!

Re: xampp setup problems

PostPosted: 14. July 2009 03:05
by Izzy
tlove01 wrote: * Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
First make sure you are logged into Vista as an Administrator and have disabled UAC.

Temporarily disable your Windows firewall and try again.
Repeat for any other firewall that you may have installed like ZoneAlarm etc..

If that fixes things then you need to configure your firewall to allow XAMPP components.
You will find a list of ports used by those XAMPP components in the FAQ:
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xam ... html#xpsp2

Make sure that Apache and MySQL are running using the XAMPP Control Panel.

Re: xampp setup problems and Joomla and Google Chrome

PostPosted: 15. July 2009 20:43
by classicarta
I am quite new to xampp and joomla, but had it all working in vista pro and ultimate on a laptop, using Firefox.

It all stopped when I think Firefox got updated, and I have hours taking good advice from this forum, to no avail.

For no good reason I tried Google Chrome. IT WORKED-

I installed Joomla into its own durectoryu under htdocs, but that did not work, so I installed it into htdocs----That soliution works just fine-

Now I shall try to design a good site with Joomla.