WordPress, XAMPP and mySql - how to? (9 posts)

  1. PerOlav
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm a newbie to this forum and to WP as well as using databases. I'm searching for tutorials of how to manage a local webserver like XAMPP for testing WP on my local computer. Any help is appreciated.
    Per Olav
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  2. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. PerOlav
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks :)

    The XAMPP is installed and the Apache and mySql is running. Instead of htdocs I'd create a c:/www folder and added

    AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php5 .php4 .php3 .phtml

    Alias /www "c:/www"
    <Directory "c:/www/">
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all

    to the httpd-xampp conf file. I suppose the change from htdocs to c:/www doesn't cause any confusions regarding the setup?

    I have not created a secure login and password for the local XAMPP mySql - do I have to?

  4. PerOlav
    Posted 9 years ago #


  5. PerOlav
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, I decided to follow the straight-forward installation procedure :)
    The Apache and mySql are running, created the wordpress database. Copied the WP folder and its content into the XAMPP htdocs folder, changed the wp-config-sample.php and saved the file as wp-config.php.

    The path is c:/programfiles/xampp/htdocs/Wordpress but when running the
    http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php command the browser states Object Not Found.

    Any idea of where to look to solve this problem?

  6. Root
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Before you get involved in installing WP it is best to do some trial runs on file paths in LAMPP. It is not intuitive necessarily. Once you can get a page up where it should be then do the install.

  7. PerOlav
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Showing my lack of knowledge on this subject :)
    By Googling I understand Lampp is a Control program to start and stop Xampp on Linux?

  8. cielogrande
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just try running:
    "http://localhost/Wordpress" in your browser. (assuming that your blog folder in htdocs is called "WordPress.") Make sure you have XAMPP/Apache running first!
    You'll probably get a message saying that WP is not yet installed, with a link to click to complete the installation. I've installed many a blog using XAMPP and you don't need Lampp or any other application to get started.

  9. Root
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry that is a typo. LAMPP is for linux. MAMPP for mac. XAMPP for win. I didnt mean to confuse you. I use LAMPP so its a habit. :(

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