Hi, any help out there would be gratefully appreciated as I am running around in circles and pulling my hair out! This is my first problem post so please bear with me to follow your forum protocols.
After xammp installation I cannot draw up the 'admin' pages through 'Localhost', however, i can by using the http://127.0.0.1/ address. Although this allows me access to xammp page I cannot get access to phpmyadmin.
I have installed xammp v1.7.7 on my laptop with Windows 7 (64). There was a notice regarding UAC but as I installed in c:/xammp i think it is irrelevent - everything else seemed to go according to plan. All signs pointed to succesful instalation (apache 2.2. and mysql / I already have filezilla). WIndows firewall was given 'Home/Work (Private)' privelages. I have unintalled and reinstalled xammp a few times now and scouted around for clues, therefore I have removed skype and think that xampp is using Port 80.
If i try to access phpmyadmin by using the xampp page button it goes to this address [http://127.0.0.1/phpmyadmin/] but gives trhe following message - "Welcome to phpMyAdmin
Error MySQL said #2002 - The server is not responding (or the local MySQL server's socket is not correctly configured), Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed".
If i run a status report from within the xampp page i get the following reading
MySQL database Deactivated
HTTPS (SSL) Activated
Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Activated
Server Side Includes Activated
SMTP Service Deactivated
FTP Service Deactivated
Tomcat Service Deactivated
If I run a status report from the control panel i get the following
Xammp Control Panel Version 2.5
Windows 6.1 Build 7601 Platform 2 Service Pack 1
Current Directory: c:\xampp
WARN: this program must be run from your xampp root directory
INFO: Perhaps theis program running on a 64 bit platform please ignore message above
Xammp Application status 126.96.36.199
Httpd State 1 Service 1 Start 0 Thread 0 Op 0 Port 80
MySql State 1 Service 1 Start 0 Thread 0 Op 0 Port 3306
ftp State 0 Service 0 Start 0 Thread 0 Op 0 Port 21
mecury State 0 Service 0 Start 0 Thread 0 Op 0 Port 25
java State 0 Service 0 Start 0 Thread 0 Op 0 Port 8080
I have looked at the config.inc.php file located in c:/xampp/MyAdmin and noticed that there is NO reference to localhost (which is in slight contradiction to the config.sample.inc file) - am i supposed to edit this somehow?
Last bit of info.... When i tried to install xampp yesterday and could not reach locahost so i then tried 'wamp' and next 'ampp' and I seem to be running into the same problem with all three programs - does this mean that it is my laptop or windows 7 problem instead?
Any help to access my Localhost and phpMyAdmin would be trully appreciated - thanks!