Hello Apache Friends,
I am new to the forums and Looking for help.
I am big fan of xampp, It helps me develop and test WordPress themes with different WordPress installations in htdocs and make websites ready to publish.
However, I want to save the data from being lost or stolen for one of the site, so for that reason I want to keep one xampp portable.
For one site I am doing, It needs to be Portable in External HDD
For other sites, I need separate xampp in my Laptop Drive C: permanent
I was able to Install the Lite Portable version of xampp in External HDD and on other hand installed full version of xampp in my Laptop C:\xampp
Now, the Site I want to have portable, Accessible from different laptop with its installation in External HDD, I don't need it in C:\xampp\htdocs
The C:\xampp and its htdocs are working OK on localhost but I need to work on that Portable Site also from same Laptop by Plugging in the External HDD xampp, so whatever Changes I make in that site, It remains in External HDD e.g mysql and apache, and htdocs folder, so No worries of loosing data for that site.
What is happening is, one control panel of xampp from c:\xampp is already running with its service installed on this Laptop, When I plug in External HDD, and Run its f:\xampp\ control panel, It starts but not starting the mysql and apache, saying the ports are already in use. Now, I don't know if I need to edit its ports to different one, once done, how I am going to access localhost/sitename from External HDD, will it be, localhost:88/sitename or so? Sorry, I am newbie.
What I want is, I plug in External HDD, work on the site which is portably installed on f:\xampp, and than plug out once I finish doing the site, while C:\xampp don't interfere with External HDD xampp,
I should be Able to Access both stuff from c:\xampp\htdocs and f:\xampp\htdocs same time.
The ways I don't want are:
I don't want to do that Portable site on c:\xampp and end of the way when I am done, I backup the c:\xampp\htdocs and c:\xampp\mysql
I don't want to setup the second Instance of xampp in Dropbox to make it accessible from different machines
Please, advice me the way to solve the Problem.
Thank you very much guys in advance.