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#21 Ferenc

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 04:47 PM

Yes, your laptop will do fine, you don't need a 'special box', just a computer with a http server and a database server installed.

if this is on the laptop now, just plug it in. you will have a server on the network. make the server accessable and everything will be ok!
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#22 DaVuLf

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 04:48 PM

And I can just download an HTTP server to set up, right?

#23 Ferenc

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 04:53 PM

Yes, you can download and install a server(apache), php, and mysql to any computer if you have admin rights to the computer you wish to install them to.

did you biuld, and test this locally? locally being your laptop, or other computer you have at home.
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#24 DaVuLf

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 04:55 PM

I have hosting with GoDaddy.com, so I run everything off my server there. Unfortunately, we're worried about the outside line being severed, or if we can't get an outside line, so we can't bank on being able to access that during the competition.

#25 Ferenc

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:00 PM

that must have been fun, uploading.. testing...

Anyway, I would suggest installing apache/php/mysql on your laptop.
Then everything will be 'portable'.

Contact me via msn/windows messenger if you need help doing this.
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:07 PM

I would suggest installing one of the pre-packaged Apache/PHP/MySQL packages that are out. I use [a href=\"http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html\" target=\"_blank\"]xampp[/a] on my laptop (WinXP) for development.

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#27 DaVuLf

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:16 PM

Thanks to both of you guys. I have to get back outside and finish landscaping, but I'll definately contact you on MSN Ferenc.

Thanks again!

#28 Ferenc

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:17 PM

the problem with 'pre-packaged' is that you are stuck with what ever versions of php and mysql that, say xampp have packaged. This makes updates, and other things limited.

What if the production server has a older( or newer) version of mysql (or maybe php) and you need compatability. Will xammp have what you need? Simple things like that become important real fast.


they are easiy to install, I'll give them that, but that is the only benifit I see with using a pre-packaged server/database.
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#29 DaVuLf

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:31 PM

I'm not familiar with anything. On my Godaddy server I have mySql 3.x with the newest PHP version. I don't think it really matters with my code though.

If you guys think that xammp is the easiest/best way, then I will take that advice.

#30 Ferenc

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:00 PM

[!--quoteo(post=378142:date=May 29 2006, 11:31 AM:name=DaVuLf)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(DaVuLf @ May 29 2006, 11:31 AM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
I'm not familiar with anything. On my Godaddy server I have mySql 3.x with the newest PHP version. I don't think it really matters with my code though.

If you guys think that xammp is the easiest/best way, then I will take that advice.
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xampp would be the easiest for your needs, if it is the best is a whole different topic.

The easiest method to do anything doesn't mean it is the best.
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#31 DaVuLf

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:28 PM

I understand that, but I don't have to run this thing until March 2007, so I have some time to get set up.

That said, is there a better alternative to xampp?

#32 Ferenc

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:46 PM



Download / Install apache... any version you want
download PHP.... any version you want
Configure apache to use php.
install mysql...any version you want

This might not be the easiest method.

xampp may be a great application, they claim easy setup...
I never used it before, and have not heard many complaints

I like knowing how things work.
I figure by setting up these seperately will help me understand them better.

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#33 DaVuLf

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 12:37 AM

[!--quoteo(post=378235:date=May 29 2006, 06:46 PM:name=Ferenc)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(Ferenc @ May 29 2006, 06:46 PM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
I like knowing how things work.
I figure by setting up these seperately will help me understand them better.
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You're probably right. Is apache hard to configure and set up though, like, is it sort of open-source based where you need to code everything in it (like linux?).

Edit: The newest version of xampp doesn't look too bad.

    * Apache 2.2.2
    * MySQL 5.0.21
    * PHP 5.1.4
    * phpMyAdmin 2.8.1
    * XAMPP Control Panel Version 2.3
    * FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.16c

Better versions than the ones on my current server.

#34 DaVuLf

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 03:31 AM

Okay, so I downloaded xampp and I've installed it. I'm not really sure how any of this works. Is there anyone whom I could contact over MSN about that.

#35 Ferenc

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 04:30 AM

I can try
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#36 DaVuLf

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:58 PM

Okay, so I think I've got this set up. Now I was wondering how I access the .php files stored in my homedir from firefox on another computer (connected on the LAN).

I can't just type 192.168.0.1/index.php because that doesn't work.

Thanks! Oh, Ferenc, I added you to MSN.




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