Clarifications Before Installation

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Clarifications Before Installation

Postby TooLoose » 12. October 2016 14:03

I want to work on a WordPress website locally and when I initially searched for a local server, the first three sites I checked out suggested using WinAMP. After downloading the necessary C++ environments, I downloaded it and everything looked good. I didn't configure it. The next day I went to upload some photos and the Windows AutoPlay tool wasn't working. When I opened my photo editor, it froze and crashed. My whole computer (Windows 7) was extremely sluggish. Since installing WinAMP was the only recent activity, I decided to do a system restore to remove changes to my computer, but that failed.

So I went to a second computer on the same wi-fi network and the autoplay on that computer did not work either. When I searched my folders, I found lock icons on many, and when I attempted to change permissions, I found that WinAMP's permissions could not be altered because they were granted at the parent level.

I resolved my problem by uninstalling WinAMP on the first computer and by doing a successful system restore on the second.

My AutoPlay photo/video tool is broken on both computers.

Perhaps XAMPP is a better program to act as a local server? Before I install it, I want to make sure this isn't going to happen again. Do I need to configure it following download to assign which media types it handles? Would another program be better for me? I am technologically challenged and really don't know what I'm doing!

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Clarifications Before Installation

Postby Altrea » 12. October 2016 19:53

Hi,

WinAMP is a famous MP3 player. WAMPServer is a well known webserver bundle. Are you sure you mean WinAMP?
WAMPServer and XAMPP should both not influence any Autostart functionality. You donÄt need to adjust any media types.

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Re: Clarifications Before Installation

Postby TooLoose » 12. October 2016 20:39

I don't know how I got this messed up, thinking WinAMP would work as a local server. I really nothing about what I'm delving into here.

Does it matter, which program I use, WAMPServer or XAMPP? Is one more non-tech friendly?

Thanks.
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Re: Clarifications Before Installation

Postby Nobbie » 12. October 2016 21:20

TooLoose wrote:Is one more non-tech friendly?


Running a web-server is not "non-tech friendly". It requires lots of knowledge anyway.
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Re: Clarifications Before Installation

Postby TooLoose » 13. October 2016 01:25

What is the difference between these two programs?
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Re: Clarifications Before Installation

Postby Altrea » 13. October 2016 01:29

Between XAMPP and WAMPServer? Both are precompiled webserver bundles.
Philosophie and configuration of both are a little bit different but not that much.
Try both out and use the one which is more comfortable for you.
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