Really noob basic question about installing

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Really noob basic question about installing

Postby Phaewryn » 03. March 2017 01:48

All I want to do is to be able to test PHP forms on webpages I create locally for a college class. I'm installing this simply to test php script-based forms on HTML5 webpages locally so that I do not need to upload them to the student server to see if they work for a college class (because that is very time-consuming). Do I just install this like any other program onto my Windows 10 PC, or do I need to create a VM for it? Are there any security issues I should be aware of if I install this to my primary PC on Windows 10? My textbook example said this was the program to install to do this, so here I am. I know nothing about anything. Help?

Is there a really basic quickstart guide I can refer to?
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Re: Really noob basic question about installing

Postby Nobbie » 03. March 2017 11:47

Phaewryn wrote:Do I just install this like any other program onto my Windows 10 PC, or do I need to create a VM for it?


Simply install it to your WIndows (i.e. follow the advice and put it to c:/xampp, do NOT install it to the Programs folder and neither to the Desktop or so).

Phaewryn wrote:Are there any security issues I should be aware of if I install this to my primary PC on Windows 10?


No.

Phaewryn wrote:Is there a really basic quickstart guide I can refer to?


There is a good FAQ on the download site, didnt you see that?? https://www.apachefriends.org/faq_windows.html
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Re: Really noob basic question about installing

Postby tim_ » 21. March 2017 14:07

Phaewryn wrote:Are there any security issues I should be aware of if I install this to my primary PC on Windows 10?


No.

For a guide try this one http://www.wikihow.com/Install-XAMPP-for-Windows
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