Absolutely Desperate Newbie

Problems with the Windows version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related.

Postby JohnM » 21. January 2005 11:44

Did absolutely everything that you suggested but when I hit http://localhost:8080/ I get
" The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings."
Beginning to get to me know. The white flag of submission is looming!!!
Any further suggestions? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Killerfrog » 21. January 2005 13:56

check 2 things:

1) are you sure apache.exe and mysql.exe are running?
2) Check to be sure you have changed port 80 to 8080 in httpd.conf (it should be written "listen 8080" withtout the "#" at the bigining.
3) If Yes, create a folder named "web" under C:\apachefriends\xampp\htdocs
4) Put a htlm file named index.htm youv created wrintten "test" display as text in it under C:\apachefriends\xampp\htdocs\web
5) Hit http://localhost:8080/web/ on your server

Note : to configure xampp, run http://localhost:8080

I hope it wll work for you
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Postby JohnM » 21. January 2005 17:48

Have had another go. Cleaned everything off. Rebooted, made sure no programmes at all were running, shut down Norton Anti Virus and Firewall, installed the programme. No problem. Tried to start Apache with apache_start.bat . Window opened "Apache2 is opening" It hung in that state for 20 minutes. Same with MySQL "start_mysql.bat" Just hangs forever. Tried install service from Apache folder and it states "Already installed" Had changed httpd.conf to read Listen 8080 and yes I made sure I altered the part not enclosed within# and I did save the amended file. Tried http://localhost http://127.0.0.1 http://localhost:8080/ all with the same result as before "Cannot open page or server cannot be found"
I can work out most things but this has completely defeated me.
Any more help please. Am I really the only person to have this problem.
Thanks to all
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Postby JohnM » 21. January 2005 19:49

One very last request then I will give up on this.
Please, has anybody on this Forum succeeded in loading the XAMPP from the install download onto a perfectly standard PC with Windows XP Home and made it work? If so could they possibly explain how they did it because the "Install Instructions" do not. I'm not in the advanced level of computer skills but I am certainly within the intermediate stage and have completed much more complicated tasks than this in the past 5 years. I have now deleted and installed 9 times and still have the same problem. I cannot believe I have made the same mistake 9 times.
Any suggetions, good, bad or indifferent gladly accepted.
Regards
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Postby Wiedmann » 21. January 2005 20:08

1) download XAMPP ZIP / or 7ZIP

2) extract to C:\

3) go to "C:\xampp" and execute "setup_xampp.bat"

4) start "xampp_start.exe" (or "apache_start.bat" and "mysql_start.bat")

5) open a Browser and surf to "http://localhost/"

ready --> have fun
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Postby No-Sense » 21. January 2005 22:31

i have installed it with the installer version and it worked like a charm. No problems what so ever. Maybe if you have installed some other webserver program it could give some troubles. I installed mine on a p3 500mhz system with win xp and SP2 i have no problems.
Indeed the selfextracting xampp is maybe a solution for you.
http://www.no-sense.8s.nl
Trying to make a dutch Xampp help guide
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Postby Killerfrog » 21. January 2005 23:00

Ok, it seems for me you did installation good. If Apache service is running (like you said) as "apache.exe" in memory, everything should go well.

I may suggest 3 things to debug your problems:

1) Try to run adaware, spybot to be sure there is no spyware that may block localhost on internet explorer. I Suggest also you try with Firefox http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ just to be sure it's not virus or spyware.
2) If this is not working, try on another computer. Unistallation is really simple, so you wont overload the other computer. If you get same problems on another computer, mabye the problem is not with the program, but with your manner of installing it.
3) If it works an another computer, then, mabye reinstallation of windows on your computer may be imposed...

If none of these steps work, I'll be unavaible to give more hints! Also, you could ask to a friend to try it, or doing it by a professionnal.

P.S. I've installed it on a very old computer (500 mhz, 128 mebs of ram) on windows Xp Pro and it's working like a charm. I Have PHP, Mysql, Perl and html working on it. Took me like 1 hour to configure with xampp. This program is really nice.
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Postby JohnM » 22. January 2005 09:20

Thank you all so much for the advice. I now feel confident that I will succeed. I have two laptops that I intend trying it on. As you say, Killerfrog, this will show if it is my hamfisted (Bad) installation that is at fault. I intend to succeed.
Will report back when I have tried all the options.
Regards and thanks again
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Postby JohnM » 22. January 2005 13:21

On 21st January Wiedmann wrote:
"1) download XAMPP ZIP / or 7ZIP

2) extract to C:\

3) go to "C:\xampp" and execute "install_xampp.bat"

4) start "xampp_start.exe" (or "apache_start.bat" and "mysql_start.bat")

5) open a Browser and surf to "http://localhost/"

ready --> have fun
Did a complete search and there is NO file install_xampp.bat
Have done a recheck of every file in the XAMPP folder and there definitely is not one. I did find "setup_xampp.bat" and exeuted that. It seemed to load Apache and MySQL. Both were in Task manager as running, Executed "xampp_start.exe Surfed to "http://localhost/" Guess what ? Exactly the same result. Page cannot be found.TRied on both laptops one with Win98. Same result!
Am lost
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Postby Wiedmann » 22. January 2005 13:29

Did a complete search and there is NO file install_xampp.bat
...
I did find "setup_xampp.bat" and exeuted that.

Ups, you are right. That was my mistake (but it was easy to find out the right name, or not?).

It seemed to load Apache and MySQL.

No. This batchfile "setup_xampp.bat" makes only changes in the config files. Nothing more... (it did not start any server!)

Executed "xampp_start.exe

Ok, at this point the servers (Apache/MySQL) starts.

Will the program window stay open or not?
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Postby JohnM » 22. January 2005 14:01

No closes - reads "Shutdown Complete"
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Postby Wiedmann » 22. January 2005 14:18

Your browser?

Any proxy-settings?
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Postby JohnM » 22. January 2005 14:33

No no proxy settings. I have got four different browsers and have tried them all
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Postby JohnM » 22. January 2005 14:34

Another thought - I do not have SP2 loaded!
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Postby Killerfrog » 22. January 2005 18:46

have you tried to install apache and mysql as service?

(C:\apachefriends\xampp\apache)
and
(C:\apachefriends\xampp\mysql)
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