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  • Hi.
    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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  • 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?


    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?

    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.

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

    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.

    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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