Need help setting up Apache Server for Windows

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  1. theSheWolf

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    Hey, so I've setup apache and php on ubuntu before but I didn't like ubuntu and i got rid of it. I'm currently running windows 7. I've been trying to setup apache to run on windows however things aren't wrking out. At first, I was able to save files to htdocs but then when I started apache again, it said that it could not find the httpd.conf file. However, the httpd.conf file was right there and perfectly fine. So, I went back to the installer and opt it to repair. After it repair, the httpd.conf file problem was solved however, I now cannot save files to htdocs. If i save a file called hi.php and in my browser type 'localhost/hi.php' I'll get a chrome cannot find this page or whatever. However, the apache server does work as i do get the default "it works" page when just going to localhost. The link to htdocs is perfectly fine so I don't know why this is happening.

    Also, strangely enough, firefox and opera don't seem to be able to run apache at all...when i type localhost into it, it doesn't even give me an "it works". It just tells me that they cannot find the page. So, I would really appreciate some help. Thanks.
     
  2. SaleC

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    localhost is just an alias for loopback 127.0.0.1.Make sure you have added that in hosts file. Also check if your port 80 is free. Why dont you save yourself a troubles and install something like wamp?
    Still i dont get it how come one browser "see" http://loclahost and others not.Check proxy settings.
    Sorry i coldnt be of more help :)
     
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    You may have to use http://localhost:8080/filename.php, This is because the default config file uses 8080 as the port number... It's better if you install apache & php using xampp. It'll take care of the config file issues by itself.
     
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  4. theSheWolf

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    I'm still getting this error that says google chrome cannot connect to localhost/index/
    what is wamp? Can i practice mysql and php on that? I might be interested in that.
     
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    WAMP stack= Windows Apache MySQL PHP

    Yes, you can use a local installation to practice and test things out. There's a commercial option as well, called 'WAMP Developer Pro'. It's kinda nice, because it takes care of vhosts and whatnot from a central console.
     
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  6. thejake

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    http://www.ampps.com would probably make your life easier, it's like a desktop cpanel with the softalicious installer built-in (and free)
     
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    I love using XAMPP on my windows 7 machine for local development purposes and it's working fine for me. :) you can give it a try m8
     
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    Agreeing with everyone here, any sort of WAMP bundle would be better than trying to do this manually. USBWebServer is portable and what I use for app development on the go (some of the other ones feel bloated, personally).
     
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    xampp, wamp or any of that... or ditch the os'es living in the 1980's(vindouz, macoops) and deal with linux....