Can't run modules as a service

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Can't run modules as a service

Postby Alon » 10. August 2017 20:37

I downloaded 5.6.31 and Joomla 3.7.4 to try to work with Joomla on my computer. Joomla says I need to check the boxes in the XAMPP Control Panel for Apache, MySQL to run them as a service, but I'm unable to check the boxes. (they aren't responsive at all). I'm running as an administrator. Did I do something incorrectly when installing? Everything else seems ok. How do I fix it?

Thanks for your help! I'm a total newb.
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Re: Can't run modules as a service

Postby Altrea » 10. August 2017 20:54

Hi,

Alon wrote:Joomla says I need to check the boxes in the XAMPP Control Panel for Apache, MySQL to run them as a service,

You should only check these boxes if you want that Apache, MySQL, etc have to start right with Windows start. So is it really needed that these application are running all the time even if not needed?

Alon wrote:but I'm unable to check the boxes. (they aren't responsive at all).

Did you download the portable version of XAMPP 5.6.31? In the portable versions these checkboxes are disabled generally because Windows services will break portability.

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Re: Can't run modules as a service

Postby Alon » 10. August 2017 21:01

Thanks for the quick reply. I think I may have downloaded the portable version. I'll go check. That's probably my problem. Thanks very much!
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Re: Can't run modules as a service

Postby Altrea » 10. August 2017 21:09

Just for the service checkboxes that is not a problem, because you can activate them by editing the control panel ini file.
But as already mentioned keep in mind that windows services are drive letter dependend and that activating them will no longer make your XAMPP installation portable.
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