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Setup your own server with Apache, PHP and MySQL [Windows]





Daniel15
Hi everyone,
I've just written a full tutorial detailing how to install Apache, PHP and MySQL. Everything was done on a fresh Windows XP installation. I tried to make it very simple to follow, so I put heaps of screenshots, and tried to explain every step on the way (so you learn what you're doing).

http://www.daniel15.com/page/winserver.htm
Please tell me what you think!

--daniel15




mathiaus [12/06/07] - updated link
thiamshui
very neat tutorial.. good job!

well, about apache install, for network domain n server name, i dun tink we nid to retrieve the computer name.. we can simply put 'localhost', rite?
Daniel15
thiamshui wrote:
well, about apache install, for network domain n server name, i dun tink we nid to retrieve the computer name.. we can simply put 'localhost', rite?


I really wasn't sure, so I just wanted to be safe Smile
thiamshui
hmm.. this tutorial should be stickied..
Daniel15
thiamshui wrote:
hmm.. this tutorial should be stickied..

Do you reckon so? Alright, I'll sticky it Smile
venkateshwarans
Check out www.developerside.net. That is a much easier option
Blaster
daniel you should update post to http://www.daniel15.com/index.php?pid=3 incase the .be goes buh bye
Daniel15
Blaster wrote:
daniel you should update post to http://www.daniel15.com/index.php?pid=3 incase the .be goes buh bye

Ok, I just did Wink
Yeah, the .be domain will dissapear eventually...
desertwind
Excellent Tutorial buddy. Thanks and way to go.
ncwdavid
I just downloaded this and it installed apache,mysql and php 5 on my computer in about two minutes and I was ready to go straight away. You are also able to get XAMP, LAMP and some other one. The WAMP one if for windows.
tom69
Nice! So you use this to turn your computer into a server but if you upload ur site to your own server then can you still download if your computer is switched off? if yes how is that possible.

Sorry I'm a newb if it comes to stuff like this.
yaashop
Quote:
Nice! So you use this to turn your computer into a server but if you upload ur site to your own server then can you still download if your computer is switched off? if yes how is that possible.

Sorry I'm a newb if it comes to stuff like this.


I think what he mean here is setting up the server in your computer as a TEST server. It's god to use this way to update and develop website with PHP based coz you dont need to upload and test from your main server. wich might cost you more time and migth caused some errors. in a word, it is not changing your computer to be a live server to host your files for other people to go in, but mainly is for testing. ^^
parokya
That is good information. However, one make use of XAMPP from ApacheFriends and install PHP, MySQL and other related stuff for your server environment automatically. I run XAMPP on a WinXP. You can get XAMPP for Linux and Mac too. Smile
swizzy
for best results use XAMPP., its the ultimate web serving softwares, it combines all apache and stuff!
Bengt
Interesting tutorial . Thanks
vynes18
wow, finally found it thanks for sharing it.
i'll try it in near future after learned more skill by develop my few site first.
By the way, thanks again
Daniel15
Please remember that this tutorial is a bit old, and there's newer versions available (Apache 2.2, MySQL 5, PHP 5). The steps are basically the same, though.
ps3ia
thanks ... i really had no idea about this stff Shocked
chocolatta
There is a very useful http://www.wampserver.com/
Wamp server installs all of the below:

WampServer 2.0 [11/21/2007]
Includes :
- Apache 2.2.6
- MySQL 5.0.45
- PHP 5.2.5
oly0015
Being new and all I saw this post so I figured i'd take a look

I'd have to say in all fairness that wampserver is the better option vs. having to install it all separately. It takes a lot less time and most of the configuration is already installed. Normally I run it locally on my laptop to test files vs. having to send them up to a server for debugging since it takes up very little power and room.
tamilparks
http://www.daniel15.com/page/winserver.htm this url is not working


Not Found

The requested URL /page/winserver.htm was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
gunkillergun
Thanks a lot! I've been meaning to make my own server, but every time I failed. But free online webhosts are much more better.
welshsteve
venkateshwarans wrote:
Check out www.developerside.net. That is a much easier option


I've been using the Web Developer Server suite found on this site for some time now, it includes already configured installs of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, MediaWiki, phpBB, phpMyAdmin. It's a great suite and simple to use.
playfungames
tamilparks wrote:
http://www.daniel15.com/page/winserver.htm this url is not working


Not Found

The requested URL /page/winserver.htm was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


I came here to say the same. The url was not working.

And talking about the topic, I just use XAMP for all my localhost needs.
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