View Full Version : I'm confused

09-10-2005, 06:21 PM
I downloaded and installed phpdev. I tried making my first php file


<?php echo "Hello World"; ?>


then saved it as helloworld.php and put it in the www folder for that package. Then went into the browser and typed "http://localhost/helloworld.php" it then came up with an error saying "connection was refused when attempting to contact ....."

All this time the Apache server was running.

I use Mozilla Firefox.

Can someone please help!!!


09-10-2005, 06:30 PM
did you try shutting down and restarting apache?
do you have a firewall running?

09-10-2005, 08:45 PM
Yes I did try shutting down and restarting.

And I do have a firewall (Norton) but i allowed it to let the things is wanted through.

Has anyone else had this problem?

09-11-2005, 03:20 PM
I decided to check what happened in Opera and it said this:

"Could not connect to remote server"

I am really stuck - help please!!!

09-11-2005, 06:15 PM
i only get such errormessages on my localhost if my webserver is not running or inaccesible.

try disconnecting your machine from the web, shut down your firewall or set it in "allow all communications" mode.
then make sure apache is running and try again.

09-11-2005, 09:42 PM
The official Phpdev forums are here: http://www.firepages.com.au/FUD/index.php , so if you are having trouble you may find better answers on there :)

09-11-2005, 10:53 PM
Thank you raf. Its working now. Thanks!!!!!

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