I have just installed the following on a XP Pro SP3 windows Box to do some Joomla localhost work:
XAMPP 1.7.3 regular (not lite)
Installed in root C:/ so it is C:/XAMPP
Used the .exe download version and setup with 'setup_xampp.bat
put address http://127.0.0.1/xampp/
in browser (Firefox 3.6.6) and ran Status, which shows:
MySQL database ACTIVATED
Perl with mod_perl ACTIVATED
HTTPS (SSL) ACTIVATED
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) ACTIVATED
Server Side Includes (SSI) ACTIVATED
SMTP Service DEACTIVATED
FTP Service DEACTIVATED
However, when I go to the XAMPP C-Panel, it does not show Apache or MySQL as "running". When I push the start buttons, it shows the services were started, but I still never get a "running" status.
Likewise, when I install Joomla 1.5.18 and try to configure the DB, it states that "Could not connect to the database. Connector returned number: Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL ". I believe this latter problem is due to the condition first described. So, any thoughts on how to complete my XAMPP setup? Thanks!