@MOD Altrea: Thanks for separating the threads
hackattack142 wrote:This does not appear to be a CP issue.
1. phpMyAdmin is hosted in Apache. It will open as long as Apache is running but you will get a message stating that it could not connect if MySQL is not running.
Weird thing: I've started both Apache and the MySQL from the control panel. When I click on the admin button next to MySQL, I get PHP My Admin. It does seem to have everything. I've got the following databases according to PhP My Admin:
I assume this means that MySQL is actually running.
The only warning I get is the following on the opening page of PHP My Admin:
Your configuration file contains settings (root with no password) that correspond to the default MySQL privileged account. Your MySQL server is running with this default, is open to intrusion, and you really should fix this security hole by setting a password for user 'root'.
Based on the above I'd assume again that MySQL is indeed running.
Status on http://localhost/xampp/ also states that MySQL Databases are running. (Activated in green block).
Security however still states that there's no dabase running or it's blocked by a firewall:
A MySQL server is not running or is blocked by a firewall! UNKNOWN
A MySQL server is not running or is blocked by a firewall!
MYSQL SECTION: "ROOT" PASSWORD
MySQL SuperUser: root
The MySQL server is not running or is blocked by a firewall! Please check this problem first ...
hackattack142 wrote:2. Yes, you can install/extract it to a place that is not the root of a drive. If you choose to do that, you need to run "setup_xampp.bat" to correct all the paths in the configuration files and scripts. It was recently found that this process does not correct all the perl script paths so you may run into issues with perl if you need it. The safest place to extract is "C:\xampp".
Well, I'm not going to use perl. That is to say, I don't expect that I'll use it. As far as I know wikimedia doesn't use it (or I didn't read the documentation correctly). I'm not going to open up the wiki to anyone because this is a development wiki for a personal project, but I'd like to be sure that everything is safe, just in case. You never know
Problem with the root is that my internal harddrive is way to small (old computer with only 60GB of harddrive with Windows XP...... free space is... small. And I've got a few other things running.
The root from my external harddrive is also used by my husband, so it's easier to have the complete installation int he folder for my personal project.
BTW, the external hard drive is not connected to my computer, but to my router instead. It's in the network. I assume that's not a problem and that I don't have to use the portable version of Xampp?
hackattack142 wrote:3. In the past, I have fixed that issue by tweaking the my.ini file in "/xampp/mysql/bin". You may want to take a look at this topic: http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48481&p=186375#p186375
Going to take this point to point from the posts in the linked thread
1. Like I said above, Status says that Mysql is running. Php MyAdmin says MySql is running, but not protected. Only security page from Xampp says MySQL is not running or blocked by firewall. I have no idea how to tell F-secure Manager (my firewall and anti-virus program) that MySQL is a safe application. I've already approved xampp and the control panel. Is there anything else I can set?
2. I'm not running the services.
3. I have run the setup_xampp.bat file. It seemed to have worked. At least the screen said everything was set at the end. Just to be sure, does it work with an external harddrive which is part of the network through the router instead of directly plugged in in the computer?
4. Before I forget, I'm using xampp-control-3-beta.exe and this is a completely clean install.
Before I start tweaking the ini files like Sharley and you suggested in the other thread, I'd like to make nothing else is wrong with my setup (i.e. I should have installed the portable version instead of the normalversion). Especially since I don't have a deactivated problem, but only a problem with the security as everything else seems to be accessible.