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


Postby mxpxer7 » 07. January 2009 04:32

I am an absolute newb at php slash mysql and need some dispirit help. Anyway here is my situation, I bought a domain name at and i payed for their 30 gigs of memory on their server bla bla bla. I am trying to build a website that requires a data base to hold profiles. I want to make a site that people can create their of profiles and my best example would be something like myspace. My question is how do i link the work that i do on xxamp to what is shown on my domain?? I've seen people on youtube using notpad to edit their php code but i see no connection between notepad, xxamp and my web domain... please help!
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Re: Newb

Postby dmphotography » 07. January 2009 15:14

If I understand you correctly, what you're wanting to do is move your databases and websites from your local computer to your paid-for-hosting computer, correct?

I'm guessing you're developing your site locally on your computer, then putting it on your hosting site to make it public.

This can be pretty easy, but it can also be a real pain in the butt too.

I have had success at moving forums as an experiment from one place to another and here's how I do that:

Create a backup of your MySQL backup of that database for that forum. It should create a text document.

Copy the root folder and all of it's contents, including subdirectories for the forum.

Upload the files to the new root folder for the site.

Now go into your new phpMyAdmin and create a new database, probably should be the same name as the old one.
Choose the option to "Import" a database and make sure you have the new one selected on the left.

Find the file and import it. With any luck at all, it should import just fine. If you have large databases, you have to use something like bigdump.php to move the database, which you can get it from Do a search on how to use it.

For a phpBB forum, this article may help or not work for you (it didn't for me), but it'll get you on the right track.

One of the biggest problems you will probably encounter is going to be your paths not being correct in your settings. If that's the case, you'll have to work through them one by one until you get it figured out.
For great video and written tutorials and guides on creating your own web server and installing things such as forums, blogs, etc., visit
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