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    XAMPP - Remote Access

    So I've installed XAMPP on my desktop, however I am getting really frustrated having to sit infront of the same machine to develop my skills and with the state that my chair is in I'm going to give myself an injury.

    I hoped that I would be able to access the server from my netbook, but I am not having any success in trying to find out how.

    At first I thought perhaps it's just as easy as typing in local host. Then I thought about it more and I think if I am correct that I need to be more defined in which computer to connect to so I tried the IP address which hasn't worked also, and theres not much information that I can google.

    Do you guys know what I'm doing wrong or missing out?

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    you need (at least)
    - XAMPP running
    - XAMPP accessible (incoming requests not blocked by Firewall, etc.)
    - MySQL allowing remote access and MySQL’s port unblocked
    The computer is always right. The computer is always right. The computer is always right. Take it from someone who has programmed for over ten years: not once has the computational mechanism of the machine malfunctioned.
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    localhost always points to 127.0.0.1 which is a loopback IP on the computer. On your netbook you just need to type the IP address or hostname (if you have DNS running on your local network) of the computer into the browser. Double check your firewall settings, it is very possible it is blocking port 80.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    Double check your firewall settings, it is very possible it is blocking port 80.
    and port 3306
    The computer is always right. The computer is always right. The computer is always right. Take it from someone who has programmed for over ten years: not once has the computational mechanism of the machine malfunctioned.
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    I think it was the port, typing in the ip address takes me straight back to the local host homepage. (unblocked 80).

    AWESOME I can get some coding stuff done.

    Thank you guys appreciate it.


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