XAMPP a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.

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How do I rename a file to .htaccess in Windows 7?

I'm using XAMPP to test a PHP script. Now, in the root of the folder I want to place a .htaccess file according to the requirements of the script. But Windows won't let me rename it to .htaccess. Is ...
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Getting XAMPP to work with multiple version of PHP

How can I install XAMPP to work with different versions of PHP? I use XAMPP because some of the scripts are buggy when run in WAMP. I use WAMP because it supports different versions of PHP. But now ...
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How do I connect via FTP to XAMPP?

Can I use WinSCP to connect to xampp? How does this work?
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Mac OS X - fire up Apache/Mysql without prompting for password

I am running XAMPP which comes with a little "XAMPP Control" app that lets me start and stop Apache and MySQL by clicking a button. When I do that, I'm prompted by Lion for my admin password. Is there ...
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Hosting online with xampp?

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong, because from what I've read, this should all be working. What I've done: Forwarded ports 80, 8080, and 443. Changed the ServerName localhost:80 line in ...
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Is there any reason NOT to use XAMPP (or a similar server package)?

Until just a few weeks ago I always used to set up my home-servers one service at a time (e.g. httpd, ProFTPD, etc.). I have now begun using XAMPP instead and was wondering if there is any reason why ...
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Can't start mysql (xampp) after installing on external drive

I decided to move my XAMPP installation to external drive. It's USB3 3TB Seagate drive. Unfortunately mysql doesn't want to start. All works fine if I install XAMPP to C drive but doesn't work when I ...
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XAMPP is reading OS's htdocs instead of my USB drive's

I recently got XAMPP Lite for my USB drive on Windows 7. Everything runs fine from my USB drive, except when run it in browser. Instead, XAMPP Lite on my USB drive reads the htdocs from XAMPP on my ...
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How to get Apache to work if System is using Port 80?

I've spent hours researching and trying all kinds of things to get Apache running as part of Xampp, but nothing is working. I've turned off Skype Changed values in the registry Uninstalled IIS ...
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Use single settings file for dual-boot XAMPP installs

Similar to other setup questions, but slightly more complicated. With two 500GB drives, please help determine the best setup for web development: RAID 1 for mirroring Partitions: Windows 7 Linux ...
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I accidentally hijacked my localhost

Opening localhost in the browser is pointing a local webpage (examplePage) after playing with some config files a while back, and I can't figure out how to restore the default behavior. Background: ...
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Run Linux server from virtual box seamlessly

My LAMPP server runs on a debian linux OS which is hosted on Oracle Virtual Box. To start the lampp server on mwindows XP PC, I have to: Open Virtual Box Start Debian Linux Open Linux Terminal Run ...
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How well will XAMPP transfer to Windows 8

I'm in the middle of setting up XAMPP on my Windows 7 machine and I am wondering if it's worth my time doing it now if I plan on upgrading to Windows 8 Pro later this week. Should I expect any issues ...
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Firewall blocks localhost but only if it's turned on

I run XAMPP server on my Windows XP. If I try to access to http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1 it gives me this error: Could not connect to remote server This only occurs if my Comodo firewall ...
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How can I upgrade the MySQL version included in XAMPP?

I Want to upgrade xampp mysql from 5.1 to 5.6.10 I installed mysql server to mysql path in xampp path but didn't work for me . do you have any idea or any way to upgrade mysql in xampp ? Best Regards ...
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XAMPP and WAMPserver

I have been using Wamp with Windows 7 and when I recently upgraded to Windows 8 I have been unable to connect to the localhost. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not work. I also tried to install ...
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MySQL doesn't start

I've installed Portable Xampp on my flashdrive. Here is what I'm getting when I try to start MySQL on portable XAMPP server. (Apache starts without any fail) And log looks like that 121003 ...
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XAMPP Mac: “Unable to create directory” error

I just installed XAMPP on Mac OSX. When I tried to install a theme into a newly created WordPress site, I got this error: Unable to create directory ...
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Can someone access my locally run website even if I haven't specified any port forwarding?

I am using Xampp so I can test my web application directly on my own computer. I am concerned that someone can access my Xampp site since I am still connected to the internet. However, I have NOT ...
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Using XAMPP, Error 403 Access Forbidden

Update (FOUND A WORKING SOLUTION): http://maff.ailoo.net/2008/07/set-up-multiple-virtual-hosts-on-xampp-for-windows/ <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot ...
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Windows 7 Permissions

I have an odd problem with a windows 7 laptop. It's a single user installation currently. This is a fresh install on an Asus laptop. I have a svn repo checked out on my second partition. I have ...
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Config xampp never to cache pages from localhost

I am not a webmaster, and that was exactly the reason why I installed XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows XP SP2 instead of manually configuring Apache, MySQL and PHP to cooperate each other. Now I am having to ...
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Running xampp on multiple computers for one website

I initially posted the following on StackOverflow but I was told that the question belongs here: I have a desktop and a laptop, both of which I would like to use to manage one common website among ...
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Allowing only owner to edit files windows/ubuntu

I am not sure if this is answered elsewhere or it is too obvious but I need to have a folder that I create with a new user(admin) both on windows and ubuntu (wherever it is possible - preferably both) ...
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XAMPP Apache Server on Windows 7 not working

I recently installed XAMPP on my laptop. It installed correctly but the Apache web server won't start - it's a problem with port 80. It's not caused by Skype, because I don't have it installed. I ...
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random external websites redirect to localhost

I am running windows vista and recently installed xampp lite 1.7.3 to do some web development. I don't know if it is related to the install or something else, but now navigating to the page ...
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LINUX : How to Install and Run XAMPP on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm trying to follow the steps but I can't make it work: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html I have finished: Step 1 and 2 And I'm stuck at Step 3: Start Here is a screenshot about ...
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VM running CentOS, can ping but can't access web server

I've been trying to set up a CentOS server for the first time (ever setting up a Linux server). The installation went fine, I installed LAMPP (and the required dependencies for x86), used the lampp ...
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XAMPP - allow internet connection

I usually do my web dev on a production server, now i need to bring some work at home. I have installed XAMPP on my laptop and it seems to work perfectly fine. Most of my project involves CURL ...
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Understanding Safety of open ports

I am a D-I-Y type of guy and have managed to setup Apache on my LAN and make it accessible via WAN over port 80 and Tomcat on port 8080. I aim to possibly get a home web server up (will calculate the ...
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Starting Apache and MySql in XAMPP slows internet to a crawl (or disconnects completely)

When I start Apache and MySql from XAMPP as I've always done (in Windows 7), I've recently started running into a problem where internet stops working or works very slowly. So I have to turn it on, ...
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How do I install Bugzilla using XAMPP in Windows?

I need to install Bugzilla using XAMPP with Perl on my Windows XP machine. What is the procedure? I have installed PHP based applications in XAMPP like Joomla, WordPress, etc., but it seems that ...
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Android PortForwarding

Is there a way to do WiFi tethering on my Android and do port forwarding for my PC from the Android. What I mean is: Internet --> Android Android has the port forwarding to PC (XAMPP) PC running ...
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mysql 5.1.44: -e not executing and exiting properly on OSX

This function works on 5.0.75 on Ubuntu, but not on 5.1.44 on OSX (Lion): mysql --database=sps --host=localhost --user=root --password=somepass -e "SELECT 1;" The expected output is this: +---+ | ...
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MySQL fault linked to windows shutdown failure?

As far as i understand my computer is experiencing a strange coincidence (hopefully it isn't and somebody can enlighten me). Basically i shut down my laptop (Windows 7) (at 17.20, today, to be ...
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Windows based Apache/PHP/Perl/database stacks

Does anyone know if XAMPP's Perl also provides Tk support? Does anyone know of a similar stack which provides PostresSQL in addition to/instead of MySQL? I'd like this to run on Win 7 and XP. Edit: ...
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Can't create any folder in htdocs on ubuntu

How do I set the permission, so I can? The "Create new folder" option is greyed out. I tried this: sudo chmod -rw /opt/lampp/htdocs But it still doesn't work. When I add sudo chmod -rw 755 ...
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XAMPPErrorDomain error 1 for changing MySQL data dirs

I tried to move my mysql data dir from one disk to another, I modified the datadir parameter in my.cnf, but when XAMPP, and more precisely, MySQL starts, this error is displayed and MySQL doesn't run. ...
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Upgrade PHP 5.1.x to 5.3.x with XAMPP for Windows

Using Windows XP SP3. I installed the xampp to d:\xampp. I started it and everything worked fine (at least the indications were good). I want to use MediaWiki and it says that it can't work with ...
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When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop (How do I get to desktop?)

When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop. Normally I could get back to the desktop by pressing CTRL + ALT + F7 but that doesn't work. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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Configuring Aptana 3 to work with PHP & XAMPP

I have installed XAMPP and aptana. But when I run my php file it shows me a text format of it. (I've started XAMPP in the background) What did I do wrong? Edit: Now I think I found the problem, ...
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Why does PHP throw “Segmentation fault (11)” after “mysql_connect”, or upon “mysql_close”?

I have Ubuntu-9.04 and am using XAMPP-1.7.2 to develop a web application. The problem is that when I try to view a PHP file I wrote by visiting localhost/folder/file.php, Firefox offers me to download ...
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External IP redirects to router page [duplicate]

I'm having a small problem here. I'm running wampserver and I'm trying to access it externally so I could use it as a webserver for others to view my projects using my external IP I forwarded the ...
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Using USB 3.0 Flash Drive or Solid State Hard Drive with USB 3.0 or SATA as WebServer

I currently have XAMPP installed in a Sandisk thumb drive, USB 2.0. This is great for portability but as you might imagine, it is quite slow. I tried out a USB 3.0 version of this setup, with a USB ...
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Link Linux file path to a command

I would like to link the path to the file /opt/lampp/lampp to the word lampp in openSUSE. So I can simply type lampp start instead of /opt/lampp/lampp start Is this possible? If so, how?
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Take local XAMPP online

Current scenario: I am running windows 7 behind a router and have installed XAMPP. Multiple computers connect to this internet connection. I have port forwarded the ports 80,8080 and 443 on the ...
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The same XAMPP config works on Windows, but not on Mac OS X

I've been using Xampp on Windows for some time now. I'm trying to set it up on Mac OS X also, so I copied all the configuration, but I can't get virtual hosts to work. 1- I included this in ...
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Making phpmyadmin accessible over internet

I have XAMPP installed on my Windows XP server. I have port 3306 (mysql) and 80 (apache) on the machine forwarded to 5016 and 5011 on the router respectively. I am able to access the phpmyadmin ...
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Local Network web site access with multiple computers

I have a local site running through my server computer located at 192.168.2.111 (port 80) on my network. I'm currently running the site using XAMPP. In order for the site to be accessed, I have ...
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Problems running xampp

I was having trouble with xampp. I uninstalled it and since I've tried reinstalling it, cannot get it to work. My first error was that port 80 was being used. As addressed here. Now it is telling ...