Glad to be here. My name is Brad, I'm from Australia, and I've used XAMPP to set up a public website (from home) about how to set up a public website (from home) using XAMPP.
I've got some lessons up and running now - check out my signature for the web address - and will be adding some more content as soon as I can.
For everyone who has posted here with problems etc, it really isn't that hard. I wish I could dump my brain onto some sort of medium and let you all download it so that you understand it all just like I do. Truly - its not that difficult.
My sites have been running on XAMPP for over a year, and I've not had one iota of problems. And all this, from a home computer having a dynamic IP address to serving content to the entire world. Its completely possible, and I really want to make a difference in this space - and to help anyone to get their own web server running on their own computer from home.
Imagine the possibilities!
Anyway, I've said enough now - but I hope from my comments above that you get that I really believe in this stuff, and find it compulsively compulsive!
I'm glad to meet you all - I'll be checking in daily to see new posts, and hopefully, give you answers to get yourself online using XAMPP.