Hello My Friends,
I started with MS Access database, then MySQL, and then PHP. After individually testing my database with these tools, I wanted to serve this database. I installed Apache from Apache friends and integrated with MySQL & PHP. Here now I stumbled on XAMPP and installed (Removing all other previous downloads, I need to say this because XAMPP does not work well when there is residual various versions of MySQL & PHP). I tested all the PHP scripts from Zend site, the PHP for beginners. I loaded my entire Database on to XAMPP through a separate DB Tool. Next I secured my database with password utilizing Apache forum topics. I am glad everything is working fine.
Now the question is, how do I serve my database to be used by clients to populate the data? I nearly searched all the possibilities within the Forum for answers to my needs. Pardon my ignorance, Could any of you guide me how can I do this. So far, I tried with VirtualHost and I could get while testing (with the site http://127.0.0.1/database placed in htdocs/Dtabase folder) the following screen:
Index of /database
Name Last modified Size Description
Parent Directory -
1x1.php 28-Oct-2004 11:22 198
Apache/2.0.52 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.0.52 OpenSSL/0.9.7d PHP/5.0.2 Server at 127.0.0.1 Port 80
When I clicked Parent directory I can get Splash screen. The 1x1.php will give results of php script.
The question is not of Splash screen. As a test I wanted to see this result in another computer, before I give authentication, authorization and access to small group of people who populate the database as clients. The XAMPP and database is my workplace computer and I tried to get sites from my Home computer with the above http://127.0.0.1/database . I get the usual big message, you all know. Am I right in these exercises so far. Your help is highly appreciated.
By the way My computer at my work place is a Windows 2000 advanced server with full administrative privileges.