I posted a few days ago because I was having trouble getting everything working and then all of a sudden it all worked - for about 2 days then it stopped again. I have been plugging away to try to get it working, but I am only halfway there and am stuck, so I'm after inspiration.
I am using Windows XP Professional.
I have installed xampp at the C: drive
I have IIS (microsoft) installed but don't know whether I can delete it or whether I need it (I have a website that I currently upload via ftp in a windows explorer view) or whether (or how) to switch it off. The IIS uses port 80, which has caused problems but...
I have amended the apache/conf/httpd file to use port 8080
Apache is now running and I can access the xampp page on the following link: http://localhost:8080/xampp/
I cannot access myphpadmin (access denied: MySQL said: #2003 - Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061) ).
I cannot get MySQL to run in the control panel. The portcheck shows MySQL port 3306 free.
Any ideas what I should do next? I'm afraid I need help in words of one syllable...
Thanks for your time.