you are correct...VHOSTS is a LOT much for now!
For now,I will do the suggested copy!
I eliminated the !!! I did take into consideration some of the Unix naming conventions in all the files in my site by renaming "offending" file names...for quite a while, just lowercase file names, underscore, and hyphen.
I did the copy and can now get the to the XAMPP page (http://localhost/xampp/splash.php
) but when I click English, I get following:
Warning: file_put_contents(../../install/xampp_language.txt) [function.file-put-contents]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in F:\expressionweb_dmreed.com\xampp\lang.php on line 2
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at F:\expressionweb_dmreed.com\xampp\lang.php:2) in F:\expressionweb_dmreed.com\xampp\lang.php on line 10
I guess that I will try to figure out VHOSTS, after all
2011/01/10: After trying quite a few techniques offered on the web since my last post update, I fnally have managed to install VHOSTS for 2 local sites in folders outside the Apache htdocs and it turned out to be quite simple! Apache Admin and several other problems seem to be solved and everything is working as desired, at least, so far! Thanks for the VHOST suggestion.