Originally Posted by tomschle9
Good news. I completely uninstalled the XAMPP product(s), deleted the folder and downloaded the software and reinstalled it.
It is now working just fine. The modules (Apache and MYSQL both start as services) and I can now run the today.php file and get the desired result.
Looks like, at least for the time being, I won't need your remote assistance, but I might need it later on.
Thanks so much for hanging in there with me and getting me this far.
Well done. As you can see, perseverance and trying different things does work. Do remember it because you'll feel frustrated over and over but then, suddenly, you'll find the answer.
Great job and it was my pleasure to be able to help, although you did all the work yourself :D