Thursday, February 21, 2013

Installing WAMP

WAMP stands for Apache, MySQL and PHP running in Windows Operating System.

Well, since most of our in-house and client projects will be involving the web, we need to know how to set this up.  It is quite easy to actually install WAMP as there is already an open-source community who had created the setup installation.  For your local development, one may use the setup which you can download here :

After installing the wamp executable program, all you need to do is start wamp.  There should be a WAMP icon at the task bar.

Now, when you are using Windows 8, you will have some issues, guaranteed.  Well, IPv6 has been pre-incorporated into the OS platform and the Apache httpd.conf will need to be updated.

User has to open httpd.conf from the WAMP manager icon at the task bar or from here :  C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.21\conf

Allow from all is added.

# First, we configure the "default" to be a very restrictive set of
# features. 

    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all

Check the phphmyadmin.  If this doesn't work, edit the config file from here : C:\wamp\alias

Update the config file to this :

    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
    Allow from all

The configuration may not be safe for live deployment so please be careful with the settings.  Try to do this only when inside a safe network.

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