XAMPP vs Bitnmai and Joomla

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XAMPP vs Bitnmai and Joomla

Postby Tigers! » 14. May 2015 12:58

I originally loaded XAMPP so that I could then load Joomla.
Trying to install Joomla with XAMPP running led to a lot of port conflicts.
I turned XAMPP off and loaded Bitnami then loaded Joomla, without the port conflicts.
Now I wonder whether or not to keep XAMPP or Bitnami with Joomla?
Or have I managed to miss the whole point of the exercise?
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Re: XAMPP vs Bitnmai and Joomla

Postby JJ_Tagy » 14. May 2015 13:10

I'm not sure anyone has posed an "exercise" for you. Joomla has absolutely nothing to do with ports - it connects to your database via standard port and your system listens on standard ports unless YOU modify them. So it boils down to how you set up XAMPP or the Bitnami versions of the software.

Basically I'm saying that XAMPP and Joomla work fine together "out of the box".
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Re: XAMPP vs Bitnmai and Joomla

Postby Nobbie » 14. May 2015 13:13

When you download and install Joomla from Bitnami, you dont need a Xampp installation (it will not work, as all tools as Apache etc. are already included in the Bitnami Joomla Package). This the reason for your Port problems, as you are running Apache, MySQL etc. TWICE. This is of course useless.

I personally dont like this Bitnami Joomla Package, i would recommend only to install Xampp, then Download and install Joomla from the original distributor (not Bitnami). This scenario is much closer to the normal design on each webserver, than the "alli inclusive" Bitnami Joomla installation.
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Re: XAMPP vs Bitnmai and Joomla

Postby Nobbie » 14. May 2015 13:17

JJ_Tagy wrote: Bitnami versions of the software.


As it looks (we had that issue a few days ago), the Bitnami Joomla Package is not only a Joomla Package, it also already includes a complete webserver environment (Apache etc.). This seems quite strange but obviously it is as it is - therefore i do not recommend to use Bitnami Joomla, as it collides with Xampp.
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