Beginner and Could Use Some Guidance

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Beginner and Could Use Some Guidance

Postby turkey3 » 04. August 2014 22:45

Hi! I am experienced in designing web sites but not really in web servers. So far I am confused with XAMPP and how to set up a very basic website. I guess my question is. What are the steps to setting up a basic website with an HTML, CSS, and JS page on XAMPP? Thanks!
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Re: Beginner and Could Use Some Guidance

Postby JJ_Tagy » 04. August 2014 23:05

XAMPP is just a collection of programs. Apache controls serving your html. Look inside your c:\xampp\htdocs folder. That is your root and the files inside are located at http://localhost/. Create a test file in there (let's say mytest.html). Then you can access it at http://localhost/mytest.html.
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Re: Beginner and Could Use Some Guidance

Postby turkey3 » 04. August 2014 23:08

Ok thanks for that info! But how come when I type "localhost" in my web browser instead of taking me to my website it takes me to the server configuration?
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Re: Beginner and Could Use Some Guidance

Postby JJ_Tagy » 04. August 2014 23:21

Because of the existing files. Open index.php with a text editor and you will see why. There are default files it looks for if you don't specify a file to load.
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