This guide shows how you can install XAMPP on Windows (e.g. Win 8.x, or Win 10, 32 bit or 64 bit) to use as a development environment for Drupal. Important Safety Notice: XAMPP should not be used for a web server that can be accessed from the Internet. The safe operation of the web server is not guaranteed with XAMPP! (1) Step 1: Install XAMPP as a development environment Download XAMPP. Web Development Guide Getting Started In order to get started with your web development, you will need some basic software. In this guide we will download and install an easy to use software package called XAMPP in order to simplify the process of running the Apache webserver and MySQL database.
Sentrifugo comes with its own web-installer to help guide you through the installation process. While the guide provides step by step guidance during the installation process, it's important and helpful for you to have knowledge about web servers, PHP and MySQL.
If you already have Apache HTTP Webserver (PHP loaded as an Apache module) and MySQL running, then you have everything you need.
If in case you don't have the pre-requisites setup, you can:
- Use an AMP stack which has Apache, MySQL and PHP already configured.
- Configure Apache, MySQL and PHP manually.
AMP Stack for Windows
The recommended AMP stack for windows is XAMPP Windows. Download the pack using http://www.apachefriends.org/download.html#641
Notice: Make sure you download the installer from Basic Package and not upgrades, developer packs, etc.
After downloading, start installing XAMPP for Windows.
- You can choose the default installation location and click Next
- When asked to 'Install XAMPP Servers (Apache, MySQL,...) as service?', select Yes
- When asked to 'Install Apache 2 as service?', select Yes
- When asked to 'Install MySQL as service?', select Yes
- You may skip the other services by selecting No since they are not required for Sentrifugo
- Select Yes to start the XAMPP control panel too.
- If you use any firewall software (i.e.; Windows Firewall) if prompted, please make sure that XAMPP services (Apache Web Server, MySQL) are exempted from the blocked list
- If you use Skype, this may result in a port conflict with Apache web-server included in XAMPP when installed. Therefore, make sure you re-start Windows to make sure that XAMPP services start before Skype (then Skype will go for an alternate port).
Move Sentrifugo zip file into the document root of Apache HTTP server.
If you used XAMPP for windows, document root is <XAMPP installed location>htdocs
For example: C:xampphtdocs
Extract the Sentrifugo zip file in the document root of Apache HTTP server, which would extract everything needed to run Sentrifugo application.
XAMPP users; the Windows stack needs to be started manually.
Where <webhost> is localhost if it is installed in the machine you are currently working on, IP address if it is remotely hosted (i.e. external to the machine you are using).
The system requirements for installing Sentrifugo are described below. Make sure your system meets these requirements.
- PHP 5.3 or later
You can download PHP 5.3 or later by visiting http://windows.php.net/download/
- PDO MySQL (for MySQL connection)
To install Sentrifugo on windows, you need to enable the PDO and PDO_MYSQL extensions in your php.ini file. You can add the following lines in your php.ini file:
- Rewrite module (for working of MVC architecture)
To activate the module, the following line in httpd.conf needs to be uncommented:
- LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
To see whether it is already active, try putting a .htaccess file into a web directory containing the line
- RewriteEngine on
If this works without throwing a 500 internal server error, and the .htaccess file gets parsed, URL rewriting works.
You also need to make sure that in your httpd.conf, AllowOverrides is enabled:
- AllowOverride all
This is important as many httpd.conf ship by default with allowoverride none
- GD library (for images)
You can add the following lines in your php.ini file:
- extension = php_gd2.dll
- Open SSL (For SSL and TSL Protocols)
Download the installer for OpenSSL 1.0.1e from http://www.openssl.org/related/binaries.html
If OpenSSL is already installed in your system, to enable this extension in your php.ini file, you can add the following line in your php.ini file:
We all know the purpose of installing XAMPP on a computer is to achieve a local platform to develop and test a web app locally before making it live. But if there’s a problem installing XAMPP MySQL then you may seek professional help and that’s where precisely this blog post will help you.
XAMPP is a software packet which contains four key components i.e. X stands for cross-platform compatibility, A (Apache web server), M (MySQL database), P(PHP), P (Perl). It has been designed to provide you a smooth installation experience to create a local web server for development and testing purpose. However, working on a website either on a local computer or hosted, you would need a database. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be MySQL expert to create a database with XAMPP. You can use phpMyAdmin graphical user interface for MySQL.
In this post, you will learn how XAMPP MySQL installation and configuration takes place. However, in my previous posts on how to install XAMPP and how to install WAMP, I’ve fully explained the role of MYSQL. But in this post, I’ll specifically talk about MySQL and Apache in reference to XAMPP.
Download and Install: XAMPP MySQL Apache and PHP/Pearl
First, you need to download and install XAMPP installer on your computer. This way you’ll get a dedicated control panel to manage all the components. Whilst installing XAMPP you’ll see an option to select whether you wish to run MySQL and Apache as services. If you select the option, then MySQL and Apache will start at system boot-up with the database web management tool phpMyAdmin user interface to manage XAMPP MySQL.
What is MySQL?
Xampp User Guide Pdf
MySQL is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that relies on SQL (structured query language). Most of the web-based applications use RDBMS for its development. Basically, MySQL helps you structure your data, present the information in an organized manner, edit, delete, update, or retrieve data whenever required.
Any content management system (CMS) you use to create your website be it WordPress, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop, etc. you would need MySQL to store and retrieve its data. All type of data like post content, post type, user profiles, tables, etc. is accessible via MySQL only. Mostly web servers which provide you one-click installation have already installed MySQL so that you don’t have to do it externally.
XAMPP MySQL as a package
XAMPP is a cross-platform compatible Apache distribution. Likewise, MySQL perfectly works on multiple operating systems and it can easily integrate with PHP. On XAMPP MySQL works as a database component which is required to run a database-enabled website and servers. On the control panel of XAMPP MySql and Apache need to be started first in order to run the website on the local server. As shown in the screenshot below. And when you see their status turned into green, that means it has been started correctly.
XAMPP MySQL and phpMyAdmin
If you are going to have a WordPress website the best practice is to develop and test it locally before making it live. However, not only a WordPress website, rather any cms say Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, etc. you should test a website in a local environment before presenting it to live users.
In order to create a database or tables for the website, you need to log in to phpMyAdmin user interface. Click the Admin button from the XAMPP to run phpMyAdmin and the interface will look like the one shown below. Here, go to the ‘phpmyadmin’ click on the ‘New’ and then name the database. And finally, click on the ‘Create’ button to finish the process.
Xampp User Guide Pdf
So you can see how important role MySQL plays in the web development realm. In the layman language, we can say MySQL XAMP is like the backbone for a project. I’ll tell you why!! A project needs to be tested thoroughly to be successful. So, for this purpose, you need to have a secure and fully equipped platform. And XAMPP provides the required platform loaded with requisite components.
Xampp User Guide
As you are are going to design a website and you are familiar with your CMS may be it is WordPress or Joomla, and you have also created the local development environment with XAMPP and MySQL with Apache Web Server. Now you need a beautiful website or theme. And to craft a beautiful website you need a powerful website builder. There are many WordPress Theme Builders available now these days but I’ll recommend TemplateToaster, it works locally on your Windows PC to design website of your choice. Produce your stunning website with this website builder and kick start your website in no time at all.