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    humm, i am total newbie so don't tease me

    I know html and i was gonna build a php mysql site... ...I was wondering what I need, i've got someone to host the site but i want to be able to test it on my computer before i put it on the webserver.
    My main problem is what do i need, i figured out from kevins 1 chapter on the web is some sort of php and mysql programs, ok I downloaded them but then I figured out that i need some kind of webserver , well i told u guys i was a noob, so, if someone could just tell me OR give a link to something that tells me from scratch how i can make a database and php site and u know open preview of it, like just normal html file.

    Some help would be Very nice
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    and one other thing....
    do u guys have irc channels or know of any good irc channels about this stuff...
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    Your best bet would be to head over to Firepages (www.firepages.com.au) and download the package called PHPDev. It's a free package that contains PHP, mySQL, Perl and Apache. It will install everything with very little input from you. Once done you can then get started using PHP and mySQL.
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    thanks for your fast response, i will check this out and then either thank you and/or ask you more
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    ehh, I startet to look at this and i really wan't to know what i am doing so I was wondering... since i got mysql and php already installed isn't it enought for me just to go to www.apache.org and get apache there? Just wondering.... ?
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    Sure you can od that...this way makes it easier to do all at one go.
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    ok, thx, great forums btw
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    I might be wrong, but doesn't Kevins article cover installing web server software?.. At the moment, just to test locally I use IIS (comes with windows, you didnt say which platform you are on).. but before I used a little setup file called PHP Triad.. which installs everything you need..

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    I set me up a local server but I never use it to test on. It got to be too much of a hassle. I found it easier to just load your stuff onto the internet for testing. That's just my opinion though.

    Also, I used PHPTriad to install PHP, MySQL, and Apache. Works great!
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    It just took me about 5 minutes to set up PHP, MySQL and Apache by downloading PHPDev at http://www.firepages.com.au. Pretty cool thing : it configures everything automatically. I would probably reccomend to anyone who doesn't want to mess up with their computer by trying to install and configure each of them manually. However, it might be a good experience though...

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    Welcome to SitePoint

    If you get lost trying to install the PHPDev package, or it simply doesn't work on your computer (believe me, I've been there!) I recommend you download the software called "MiniPortal". It mimics a web server on your computer, and you can install modules for PHP, MySQL, Perl and many other web programming languages.

    There's a free trial download of it available at www.tucows.com

    Good luck!
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    Originally posted by website
    and one other thing....
    do u guys have irc channels or know of any good irc channels about this stuff...
    I myself don't know of any good IRC channels for this. The best place to learn is these forums
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    Hi
    Just came back from being afk for 2 days now, and i wanna answear some questions and ask some...
    redeyes: No kevins arcticle dons't tell how to install webserver, only how to install php and mysql
    bcp_2005: humm, kind of nice idea, might try it, and where can i get that phptriad?
    tragu: sry, but i have win98 and phpdev dosn't work on that
    sparkie: humm, kind of nice idea too except for one thing, i can not pay for this, will it just stop working when the trial time is out? i'll rather spend 30hours figuring this out instead of paying for this , but that is ofcourse what these forums are all about, helping ppl

    Hope to get some answears and thanks all for your very good advice and very fast response !!!!!

    keep up the good work
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    Originally posted by website

    tragu: sry, but i have win98 and phpdev dosn't work on that
    According to the firepages website it should.
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    well, according to their forums, it dosn't
    http://www.firepages.com.au/forum/in...t=ST&f=6&t=464
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    Try using a different version perhaps. I notice they offer some guidance on how to potentially get around the problem in that thread
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    well.... i am just gonna try to install this manually since i already got all the files and u know, if this program is **** up then there is no point with it i mean, it does it automatically or it dosn't... that is the whole point with it, at least i'm gonna try this else i will check it out.
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    So what are you having issues with? Installing the webserver?

    If so, this may help

    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/windows.html
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    ahh, exacly my problem, 10000 thanks
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    no problem
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    ok, this is noob'ish question... it might be written in some obvious place but here it comes.... ...Where do i put my website, ok i got apache up and running but isn't there supposed to be folder called wwwroot or something.... or do i just create it ????
    Sry i got it, post deleted....
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    ok, now how do i access a directory on my webserver, say i host my website in
    C:\wwwroot\
    and i wan't to give ppl access to
    C:\wwwroot\dl\
    but when i go in there there comes this error
    Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /dl/ on this server.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Apache/2.0.43 Server at localhost Port 80
    And sice i am the web server i should be able to control it. From another thread i read i should use .htaccess but in the manual says this
    In general, you should never use .htaccess files unless you don't have access to the main server configuration file.
    So I was wondering, how would i set it so all users can view this folders items and dl them, also, could I just allow some users to access this directory

    A answear would be very helpful!
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    This is probably a good time to ask the question in a new thread over in the "Configuring Apache" forum

    You'll probably get a better/faster response there...
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    ahh roger, still i am just starting
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    In light of the direction the thread has taken, moved to a more appropriate forum

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