I would like to use Xampp to provide a test server for PHP and related web development components. My key issue is whether I can configure my portable Xampp installation in such a way that instead of having the HTDOCS directory within the Xampp file structure, I can instead make Xampp think that my HTDOCS is really a directory called WEBSITES, which in turn is a subdirectory of my main data directory on my Windows C: drive.
In other words, when I go to: http://localhost/xampp, I would like to be taken to the copy of the Xampp directory that now resides at: c:\data\websites\xampp. The purpose of all this is to facilitate the use of Xampp as a PHP test server for use with my Dreamweaver installation, which is already setup to work on various websites located at: c:\data\websites. Is there some way to modify my Xampp installation / configuration to accomplish the changes proposed.
I realize that I could move my websites to the HTDOCS directory on my portable Xampp installation, but I would prefer to keep my various hard drives and data files configured as they are and just modify my Xampp configuration to know where those files are located.
I would appreciate any assistance anyone can offer on this. Also, if this is a really bad idea for some reason, please feel free to say so! It all makes sense to me, but those of you with more experience and expertise might know better.
Thanks for whatever help you can provide,