Uploading to test shopping cart [Solved]

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Uploading to test shopping cart [Solved]

Postby abicadon » 24. February 2013 19:42

I'm running XAMPP vers 1.81 on windows xp SP3

I'm very new to this but think I have the server functional however nothing appears in my start menu after it has been installed.

Nonetheless, I note that cuteFTP is not to be used to upload files to the server and I'm wanting to install a shopping cart on the server for testing however I'm unfamiliar with how to go about this.

The cart's install advises to simply upload or copy the files to public_html however I'm unsure how to create this folder and complete the uploading or copying.

Your help will be appreciated.
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Re: Uploading to test shopping cart

Postby JonB » 25. February 2013 17:19

in 'most cases' you can just copy the files into the correct folder using Explorer. 'public_html' is another synonym/alias for the primary Apache DocumentRoot which is called 'htdocs' in XAMPP. Thats a setting made in httpd.conf, the main Apache configuration file.

Now would be a good time to learn a bit about Apache configuration - it would probably answer many questions you will have

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/server-wide.html

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/co ... cumentroot

Good Luck
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Re: Uploading to test shopping cart

Postby abicadon » 25. February 2013 17:50

Oddly, when I installed XAMPP it was to a folder in program files I entitled XAMPP into which it installed xampp-portable and therein within it the htdocs folder you refer to, which had within it another folder titled "zampp". The short story is that I had transferred the cart's files to the wrong folder leading to much frustration and lost time.

I thank you for your assistance. You lead me in the right direction!
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