Installing XAMPP

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Installing XAMPP

Postby EdJones » 18. December 2016 23:18

Hi,

I am a new member. At age 83, I am starting to learn what I need to know to build an interactive web site, including managing a large database with MySQL.
I am attempting to install and validate XAMPP using the instructions in the book Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript by Robin Nixon (2014). I seem to have it installed, but in attempting to "test the installation" per page 24, when I type localhost or 127.0.0.1 or C:/xampp/htdocs or http://localhost I am unable to get the XAMPP home page (that shows on page 24.)

Should I be using a different (more up to date) procedure, or is there an alternative to the XAMPP host capability, or what??

Thanks

Ed
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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby JJ_Tagy » 19. December 2016 00:56

That's the problem with using books or tutorials to step-by-step the learning process. If you don't use the exact same version, your results will most likely be different.

Read the link at the top of the forum which talks about the orange page.
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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 19. December 2016 00:58

Hi,

if you want to follow the way of a book or tutorial you should install the same xampp version the tutorial uses too.

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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby EdJones » 20. December 2016 03:22

Thanks to Tagy and Altrea. I was able to work past my block, per your suggestion, and was able to install and test XAMPP. Now to the fun part, learning MySQL and related stuff.

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