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ooiyh
02-16-2006, 02:49 AM
Is it possible to install PHP on XPHome?

fci
02-16-2006, 02:57 AM
yes, use xampp:
http://www.apachefriends.org/

ooiyh
02-16-2006, 03:16 AM
I came across this...
Is it the same as xampp or is it better?

http://www.wampserver.com/en/index.php

fci
02-16-2006, 03:19 AM
I'd go with whatever suits your fancy. wamp appears to be php5 only but most servers still run php4 (unfortunately). xampp can do php4 or php5 ..

GO ILLINI
02-16-2006, 04:08 AM
xampp is great. I use it and love it.

ooiyh
02-16-2006, 07:12 AM
Yeah..I justed installed it. Wow.. it is really great.

ooiyh
02-16-2006, 07:18 AM
Now I am setting up phpBB on xampp.
I am able to surf phpBB pages through the localhost. But there is this page that ask me to setup the database through a form on install.php, but the response was that it cannot connect to the database.

Is it something to do with xampp?

Masterslave
02-16-2006, 08:10 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought it isn't possible to install a webserver on XP home, you will need XP pro for this.

Rich Pedley
02-16-2006, 09:46 AM
many of us have installed web servers on XP Home. I personally use easyphp.

However mine is for local testing and development only, and isn't open to the world.

mic2100
02-16-2006, 10:59 AM
On of the best one i found was appserv

http://www.appservnetwork.com

degsy
02-16-2006, 02:06 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought it isn't possible to install a webserver on XP home, you will need XP pro for this.
What that refers to is that XP Home doesn't come shipped with IIS.

degsy
02-16-2006, 02:07 PM
Now I am setting up phpBB on xampp.
I am able to surf phpBB pages through the localhost. But there is this page that ask me to setup the database through a form on install.php, but the response was that it cannot connect to the database.

Is it something to do with xampp?
Have you created a database with phpMyAdmin?

Have you told phpBB the details of this database?
username, password and database name.

marek_mar
02-16-2006, 05:31 PM
You could also do it yourself with a tutorial (http://a51.neostrada.pl).



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