Can Any 1 guide me install XAMPP win32-1.7.3 ?

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Can Any 1 guide me install XAMPP win32-1.7.3 ?

Postby adheelmvmv » 20. April 2010 21:44

I am totally new to this and i'm trying to get started.. any 1 can guide me to a link where i can get started step by step.. what I am trying to do is that to add joomla into htdocs in the XAMPP as an instruction i read from joomla installation.
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Re: Can Any 1 guide me install XAMPP win32-1.7.3 ?

Postby memilanuk » 20. April 2010 21:58

What part of installing XAMPP is giving you problems? It's pretty simple to get a default setup running - download the EXE version of the installer, run it, accept the defaults. Shouldn't be that hard. Get XAMPP up and running and verify that you can connect to it (the web server) locally and from the network (if needed), etc.

Basically, put your burning need for Joomla on hold for a bit, and get XAMPP running first.

Very odd that someone else had *exactly* the same question less than 24 hrs ago... did you create two logins or something?
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Re: Can Any 1 guide me install XAMPP win32-1.7.3 ?

Postby adheelmvmv » 20. April 2010 22:27

Thanks for trying.. No i didnt create two logins.. actually i am not a computer guy.. just trying to learn to use joomla so that i can change some parts of website i am about to have.. i think i have successfully installed XAMPP.. its asking me to follow the STATUS link to check everythings working fine.. and i did and some greem bars and red bars appear and it says below as

IPv6 - deactivated
SMTP Service - deactivated
FTP Service - deactivated

"Some changes to the configuration may sometimes cause false negatives. All reports viewed with SSL (https://localhost) do not function!"

I am stuck here not knowing what to do..
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Re: Can Any 1 guide me install XAMPP win32-1.7.3 ?

Postby memilanuk » 21. April 2010 02:59

yeah... the Status page is a little flaky, imo. It admits that it may or may not accurately reflect the actual status of the various components, and has been that way for some time. It'd be nice if it got fixed, but since I'm not up to coding it myself I try not to gripe *too* loud... :wink:

So... like I said, make sure that the basic install of XAMPP is running okay first, before you worry about Joomla. (I have no experience w/ Joomla and I'm not taking a trip down that rabbit hole at this time to help ya, sorry). It sounds like you can access XAMPP from the localhost (the machine you installed it on), which is a good start.

On the left-hand menu, there should be a link that says 'phpinfo()'; click on that to see if your php installation is working properly.

I would strongly suggest you click on the Security link (should open a new window) and take the basic steps outlined there. All it really does is have you assign some basic passwords and stuff. I'd also suggest writing them down, and/or saving them to the .txt files as offered on the screen to prevent having to re-install XAMPP. Don't ask me how I know that... :oops: Once you have the security stuff taken care of, you need to restart Apache and MySQL to have the settings take effect. Open up the web browser same as before (may need a username/password if you set one up above) and make sure you can still get to the user interface.

You might want to take a second to look at the sample applications shown on the left side menu such as the CD Collection, etc. These are samples to show you a bit of the capabilities of your XAMPP installation.

Now that you have the basic XAMPP install working from the local machine, you may want to try accessing it from another machine on the network (if thats something you need). To do that you'll either need to open a port (80) in your firewall (or shut it down entirely for the time being) for http. If you're content to just work from the local machine for now, thats probably best.

If you go to the XAMPP docs page on their website here: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp.html and go to the very bottom of the page, there is a pretty good basic tutorial on getting things working together. It's a couple years old, but covers most of the basics (including some of the stuff we've already discussed here).

I know it seems like a bunch of junk unrelated to your main goal of getting joomla up and running... but if you are 'not a computer guy', then you better plan on spending a little time getting familiar with how things work before installing a CMS and getting totally in over your head. It'll make it a little easier later on to be able to tell what is running as it should, and what isn't.

HTH,

Monte
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Re: Can Any 1 guide me install XAMPP win32-1.7.3 ?

Postby adheelmvmv » 21. April 2010 16:36

Thanks man.. I think i ve done the pass n user settings and managed with sucessful installation .. but i am having a bit difficult time in installing joomla.. maybe this gonna take few hours for me to get familiar with everything as i expected in the frst place.. Thanks again man.. and i really look fwd for some 1 who knows joomla ;)
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