Absolute noob problem: I can't access localhost

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Absolute noob problem: I can't access localhost

Postby Cosmiin » 13. May 2015 10:43

Hey guys!

I am a business guy by nature with 0 knowledge in coding or what I hear to be called the "back end" of stuff. Since I recently got laid off I realized I have a lot of free time that I could use to understand more what coders do. So I planned to learn a bit of every language and get to work some things by myself.

I am taking this udemy course on PHP and mysql and apparently I have to install a piece of software XAMPP. I did this and apparently the next step is to access this link: http://localhost/

The problem is the following: http://i.imgur.com/fHC5O7T.png
I tried to fix it via trouble shooting and runned it as an administrator but all I got was http://imgur.com/fHC5O7T,2DucYZO,zSAiT46#1 and this http://imgur.com/fHC5O7T,2DucYZO,zSAiT46#2

Can someone guide me a bit here please? I spent the last hours googling this problem and all i got was explanations and pieces of code that I could not understand...I need someone to explain this to me as I am a dummy.

I am using the latest version of XAMPP v5.6.8, I am a window 7 user x86

Warm regards,

Cosmin
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Re: Absolute noob problem: I can't access localhost

Postby mark.mcdonald » 13. May 2015 15:03

Here is what I do step by step to set it up. If you did anything different or the exact same let me know.
Step 0) Remove any existing installations of xampp (make sure its not installed as a service and not running, suggest rebooting the computer to make sure)
Step 1) Download xampp from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/f ... e/download
Step 2) Click "Yes" or "Continue" on each screen. Let it install to C:\xampp (it will ask you if you want to run Step 3 "click yes")
Step 3) Navigate to C:\xampp and find xampp-control.exe Application
Step 4) Start MySQL and Apache (make sure they both turn green) IF THEY DON'T: (most likely apache) check this link: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=69784#p239058
Step 5) Assuming both MySQL and Apache go green go to your browser and type in the address bar: http://localhost
Step 6) You should now see a screen saying XAMPP in your browser
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Re: Absolute noob problem: I can't access localhost

Postby Cosmiin » 13. May 2015 16:51

I can already tell you I will most likely have to change the port where Apache is running. port 80 is taken by Skype..
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Re: Absolute noob problem: I can't access localhost

Postby mark.mcdonald » 13. May 2015 17:03

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Re: Absolute noob problem: I can't access localhost

Postby Cosmiin » 13. May 2015 17:28

Mark. Thank you very much ! It worked! Cheers !
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