How to run Xampp as internal server in our office

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How to run Xampp as internal server in our office

Postby sixfootjames » 31. July 2012 10:00

Hi,

I am not sure how I would go about this but basically this is my environment:

    1 x Windows XP machine - used as our file server
    2 Windows 7 machines - workhorse machines
    all of them networked

What I would like to do is run the latest version of Xampp on the XP "server" and have everyone access the sites we work on through this machine instead of everyone having a version of Xampp on individual machines. We all work on the same projects and need some way of collaborating on the files together with an SVN checkin/checkout option.

Let me know if I have described myself clearly.

Many thanks!
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Re: How to run Xampp as internal server in our office

Postby Altrea » 31. July 2012 11:41

Hi sixfootjames,

sixfootjames wrote:What I would like to do is run the latest version of Xampp on the XP "server"

I wouldn't choose the latest XAMPP Version (XAMPP 1.8.0) because it comes with Apache 2.4 and PHP 5.4. SOme very known webapplications have problems to run on this versions. Better choose XAMPP 1.7.7 for that.

sixfootjames wrote:We all work on the same projects and need some way of collaborating on the files together with an SVN checkin/checkout option.

I have running a Subversion Server on mine XAMPP 1.7.3. That should work very well on XAMPP 1.7.7 too.

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Re: How to run Xampp as internal server in our office

Postby sixfootjames » 31. July 2012 21:34

Hi Again Altrea!

Thanks for getting back to me. Are there ports I need to open to get this working or do I need to change the hosts files to be able to access the server? I can get it up and running but what do I need to do next to use XAMPP as a Web Server to serve the pages?

Noob question..thanks
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Re: How to run Xampp as internal server in our office

Postby Altrea » 01. August 2012 00:06

sixfootjames wrote:Are there ports I need to open to get this working

Sure, your firewall on the Server should permit communication on the common ports (Ports 80 and 443 for apache, port 3306 for mysql, port 3690 for Subversion)

sixfootjames wrote:do I need to change the hosts files to be able to access the server?

You only need to change the HOSTS files of each of your client PCs if you want to simulate domainname resolution.
You can access the server by IP if they are in the same subnet normally without any extra configuration.

[quote="sixfootjames"]I can get it up and running but what do I need to do next to use XAMPP as a Web Server to serve the pages?
Nothing more. If everything is up and running your webserver is ready for serving pages.

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