Newbie help with XAMPP

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Newbie help with XAMPP

Postby santowest » 22. February 2010 21:33

Hi all,


I've recently installed XAMPP 1.7.3 for Windows. I'm using Windows XP Professional SP3. I was able to view the site and any other *.html file that I put in the \htdocs folder, however, I can't view them from any other PC in the network. Also, I'm trying to start MySQL, but it's not working. Whenever I click on [Start], it shows the "Running" label and it lasts about 1 or 2 seconds. The status message says MySQL started, but when I check the ports it says it's free.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Newbie help with XAMPP

Postby MC10 » 23. February 2010 04:04

http://localhost/ only applies per computer, not per network. (See the Wikipedia article for more information)
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Re: Newbie help with XAMPP

Postby santowest » 23. February 2010 14:33

I'm not trying to view it as localhost from another PC in the network. I know that much. I'm trying to use the machines IP or the computer name.
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Re: Newbie help with XAMPP

Postby MC10 » 23. February 2010 20:48

You need to unblock port 80 on your firewall. Make sure to set up security before doing this, as anyone else with your computer's IP can access the site if no passwords are set.
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Re: Newbie help with XAMPP

Postby santowest » 23. February 2010 21:35

I think that's already disabled. How do I make any site I build in XAMPP visible for a network? Is there any config file that I need to edit?
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