Ok, I installed xampp and tried the phpinfo(); to check it works and when i tried to define the site and the root file it couldnt get a test.
All the folders are locked in xampp so I cannt save to htdocs which would be the obvious place.
any time i try to define the root it doesnt work.
btw, if your having problems with the "error 1! apache wont work" thingy. I found that a re boot sorted the problem right out.
also, if you do a total secure through the terminal you may have problems accessing xampp.
To be honest the documentation for this isnt very good and xampp is plauged with problems with no solutions.
NOT FOR THE AMATURES - will all due respect, it is a beta
hope someone can help. I got work to do!!