Although I love playing with scripts and installing new programs to try, any attempts I’ve made to get a server installed with MySQL and PHP on my computer have generated the same outcome every time.
And Then I Blink Again
Then a mass delete spree. I’m just not that techy and trying to get those beasts running on my computer is way over my head. But here’s a lifesaver, and if I can do it – anyone can!
WAMP5 installs automatically Apache 1.3.31, PHP5, MySQL database, PHPmyadmin and SQLitemanager on your computer. It’s principal aim is to allow you to easily discover the new version of PHP : PHP5. WAMP5 comes with a service manager installed as a tray icon. It allows you to manage WAMP5 and access all services.
And it’s FREE!
(Requires Windows XP or Windows 2000)
That’s not all. I found this easy to follow tutorial for installing Wamp:
The tutorial starts with the Wamp installation and ends with a running copy of WordPress on your computer.
The installation didn’t run perfectly smooth for me. I had to uninstall and re-install a few times, but now I’m fully loaded. For me the problem was allowing Wamp to run at startup. Why that caused grief – who knows :lol:. But on my last install I chose not to configure it to run at startup and it’s smooth sailing for me.
I have big plans to use my computer blog for organizing notes, projects and snips I want to keep handy. Plus testing new scripts and template designs and site tweaks without having to make a mess of stuff online. This is a *very good thing*.
The only concern I have is how secure this is. Can someone access this online somehow? Programs and files (including phpmyadmin) are installed in the root www folder, and I understand that to be accessible from outside (if someone knows where to look). It may involve some tweaking, but I’m still digging around for answers.