[solved]cannot test website with XAMPP 1.8

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[solved]cannot test website with XAMPP 1.8

Postby Giovanni Svelgio » 09. August 2012 14:43

I am a neophyte. (my apologies) 3 years ago I created a website using The Turning Gate Templates and XAMPP and all went well. I was hoping for a repeat experience. No such luck. I installed XAMPP two different ways on my Widows 7 64 bit machine, created the website but cannot test it with XAMPP 1.8-Apche 2.4.2 PHP 5.4.4 (VC9 x86 32 bit...)
XAMPP Control Panel 3.0.12 looks and behaves as expected but I am unable to communicate with PayPal cart.
It seems my PHP install is the problem. My C++ programs in Windows control Panel>Add/delete programs are:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17
Microsoft Visual C++ 20010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual C++ 20010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
Is something incompatible here?
Would I be better off with an earlier version of XAMPP? (if so could you tell me what and how to get it?
Do I need a 64bit version of XAMPP?
Many thanks for your kindness, time and attention.
Highest regards,
Giovanni
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Re: cannot test website with XAMPP 1.8

Postby Altrea » 09. August 2012 20:53

Hi Giovanni (there is ALWAYS time for a short salutation, especially if you are asking for help on a community board. It's a matter of politeness),

I have splitted your thread from the announcement. Please don't use announcements or stickys for support requests, exept the author expected support there.

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:I installed XAMPP two different ways on my Widows 7 64 bit machine, created the website [...]

How? Much more details please.

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:but cannot test it with XAMPP 1.8-Apche 2.4.2 PHP 5.4.4 (VC9 x86 32 bit...)

What does "cannot test" mean? Details!

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:I am unable to communicate with PayPal cart.
It seems my PHP install is the problem.

Nobody knows your script, exept you. So the question for you is: Is your script able to run with PHP 5.4?

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:My C++ programs in Windows control Panel>Add/delete programs are:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17
Microsoft Visual C++ 20010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual C++ 20010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
Is something incompatible here?

No. This are just runtimes and can normally run all together on the same machine without any problem.

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:Would I be better off with an earlier version of XAMPP? (if so could you tell me what and how to get it?

I don't know!? We don't know your script.
You could try:
  • XAMPP 1.7.7 (last version with PHP 5.3.X)
  • XAMPP 1.7.1 (last Version with PHP 5.2.X)
  • XAMPP 1.6.8 (last version with PHP 4.X)

All of them are available fpr download at Sourceforge

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:Do I need a 64bit version of XAMPP?

No, there is no 64Bit version available. The 32Bit versions can run very well on x64 systems.

best wishes,
Altrea
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Re: cannot test website with XAMPP 1.8

Postby Giovanni Svelgio » 10. August 2012 15:59

Dear Altrea,
please forgive my impoliteness. I did not know that there was a specific person I could address a salutation to.
It wont happen again.

"I have splitted your thread from the announcement. Please don't use announcements or stickys for support requests, exept the author expected support there."

I don't understand my mistake regarding your statement above. I thought I just typed into the text block provided. Please explain so that I don't make the same mistake again.

I really appreciate your time and effort in responding to my previous post. I was at quite a loss at to what was wrong because the script I am using is a purchased product that I know works.

I finally figured out that CURL was not enabled in PHP.ini. I enabled it and things are now working.

Many thanks for providing support for a such a great product.

Highest regards,

Giovanni
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Re: cannot test website with XAMPP 1.8

Postby Altrea » 10. August 2012 19:59

Hi Giovanni,

Glad you got it working know.

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:I did not know that there was a specific person I could address a salutation to.

There isn't, but a simple impersonal "Hi" or "Hello" on the first line is much desirable.

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:I don't understand my mistake regarding your statement above. I thought I just typed into the text block provided. Please explain so that I don't make the same mistake again.

I'd love to!
Some threads at the forums are special, Announcements and Stickies.
You can identify Announcement very easy, because they have their own area in the forum overview on the very top. This threads are just for very important informations the moderators trying to communicate.
The stickies are important messages too, this posts have a bulp icon at the forum overview and are always on the very top of all threads which are not announcements. This threads sometimes are important support threads to so that the users don't have to search them. But sometimes they are just for informations too.

You have posted on an Announcement which should inform users, that the Microsoft C++ Runtimes are a requirement for the current XAMPP version, because many support requests can be solved with installing this runtime first. And we are trying to give that information on a easy to find place. Thats why this is an announcement. This annpouncement is not meant to collect support requests, but just to inform you what to do first.

Giovanni Svelgio wrote:I was at quite a loss at to what was wrong because the script I am using is a purchased product that I know works.

Just for future requests: We can't provide any support for third party scripts, especially not commercial ones!
You have paid money for it so you have the right for support on it too.
The first way if you have problems would be to ask the third party coder, because he should know which requirement his script has.

best wishes,
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