New to install process

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New to install process

Postby terrence.smith1 » 01. July 2015 23:32

Not clear on what to do to install after download.

Can someone point me to the documentation on what steps to follow?
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Re: New to install process

Postby Altrea » 01. July 2015 23:41

exe: execute the exe and follow the instructions
zip and 7z: extract and execute the setup_xampp.bat

install xampp in the root directory of your hdd (C:\xampp for example) not in your program folder.
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Re: New to install process

Postby terrence.smith1 » 02. July 2015 01:41

I understand installing it in "c:\xampp".

But, all I have is one file that was down loaded: xampp-win32-5.6.8-0-VC11-installer[1]. There is no other file.

So there nothing else no other file to execute an install. This part of my confusion.

I was expecting exe, bat or something.
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Re: New to install process

Postby Altrea » 02. July 2015 10:55

Can you doubleclick the file? Did you activate hide known extensions in your windows explorer settings?
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Re: New to install process

Postby terrence.smith1 » 02. July 2015 16:55

What type of extension should this file have?
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Re: New to install process

Postby terrence.smith1 » 02. July 2015 17:37

No, I do not have the file extension hidden. I just double checked. I can see other file extension perfectly fine.

There is no file extension attached to the file that was downloaded.
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Re: New to install process

Postby Altrea » 02. July 2015 18:49

Then you should download it again
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Re: New to install process

Postby terrence.smith1 » 03. July 2015 09:02

Figured out that problem. I downloaded it again and it still gave me the same file without an extension.

So I finally read documentation telling me that it was "exe" file so I change the file to have an "exe' extension and it worked.

So now I have installed WordPress, but I keep missing something.

When I install WordPress, I am able to hit "http://127.0.0.1" it is pointing to my running WordPress Blog. But soon afterwards, it stopped working and I don't know how to get it running again.

Can you help me?
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Re: New to install process

Postby Altrea » 03. July 2015 09:06

It stopped working is a very poor error description.
explain as detailed as possible what you are doing, which result you would expect and what you get instead
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Re: New to install process

Postby terrence.smith1 » 03. July 2015 19:23

Figured out the problem.

I had not started the Apache Service.

It's running perfectly find. Now on to the more important things...like understanding how to manipulate the design areas of the page as I see fit.

I appreciate your quick responses.
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