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Thread: PHP on XPHome

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    Cool PHP on XPHome

    Is it possible to install PHP on XPHome?

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    I came across this...
    Is it the same as xampp or is it better?

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

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    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 ..

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    xampp is great. I use it and love it.
    Why not thank me?

    http://adamsworld.name

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    Yeah..I justed installed it. Wow.. it is really great.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.
    my mind is on a permanent tangent

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    On of the best one i found was appserv

    http://www.appservnetwork.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterslave
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooiyh
    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.

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    You could also do it yourself with a tutorial.
    I'm not sure if this was any help, but I hope it didn't make you stupider.

    Experience is something you get just after you really need it.
    PHP Installation Guide Feedback welcome.


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