I'm a complete novice when it comes to anything this seriously programming, so would really appreciate a bit of help with something.
I have all of the PHP files of a website and an export of the mySQL database (and details of the actual database itself), and after some searching aorund, found XAMPP to test it locally on my machine. I've installed everything, and XAMPP seems to be working great.
What I'd like a hand with, is how do I connect the files themselves to the actual database - how do I put it all back together again to actually view the website locally? Either how to re-create the database from the export I have and put this into XAMPP, or connect the PHP files with the original database through PHPmyAdmin.
I have no idea where to start at all, and have searched the forums here and googled, but to no avail!
Any help would be most welcome.