total newbie, how to import a site into xampp?

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total newbie, how to import a site into xampp?

Postby garfy » 14. January 2011 10:11

I just installed xampp for win 7

i set up php my admin, setup user at local host created new databases in latin bin code

but now I want to import my site for testing purposes.

I for example downloaded drupal installation, put it in the folder and where to drop it?

I dropped the whole folder inside htdocs/xampp folder

and i run it like this

localhost/drupal

but nothing comes up, empty folder, can somebody help me where to put the files?

And is it realy important to create database in latin bin code?
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Re: total newbie, how to import a site into xampp?

Postby Sharley » 14. January 2011 10:47

First could you please delete your other post as you have double posted which is not really required, you will see how to do this when you load your post - thanks.

garfy wrote:I dropped the whole folder inside htdocs/xampp folder
Wrong folder, just drop the drupal folder in the htdocs folder - see these pages.
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#1168
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xam ... #startpage
garfy wrote:and i run it like this
localhost/drupal
This will work when the drupal folder is in the htdocs folder.

garfy wrote:And is it realy important to create database in latin bin code?
You can create your database in which ever collation you require.
Usually the MySQL default collation will be fine - read the phpMyAdmin documentation.

Good luck.
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Re: total newbie, how to import a site into xampp?

Postby garfy » 14. January 2011 11:08

Thank you it works

much better then WAMP, gave me problems all the time

great work guys and thank you for support
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