Turning Your Computer into a Local Web Server [How To Series]Windows Vista Guides, Windows XP Guides Add comments
For the next week, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you build and run a website on your Windows machine.
If you would like to build your own website, you can do it on your own computer without putting it online. This can be useful for a number of reasons:
- You don’t have your own web hosting but you want the experience of complete access
- You want to test a website before you put it online
- You want to start a website that helps you organize your life, for example, but you don’t always have access to the internet
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Local Web Server Guides
Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP in Windows
Installing Wordpress on Your Local Windows Installation
Installing Drupal on Your Local Windows Installation
Installing LDAP Integration Module in Drupal
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19 Responses to Turning Your Computer into a Local Web Server [How To Series]
Wow! Can’t wait.
Sounds real good..Always wanted the know how and i’m sure it will come in handy..Thanks in advance..
that would be awesome!
Please add Installing Yoomla on Your Local Windows Installation. Especially on Windows 7 (IIS).
Sounds Great! I’ve always wanted to test scripts and HTML on my laptop before I put them on my site with WebTV. This would give me a way of doing that. Thanks!
@Robert - Thanks for the suggestion — we’ll have to save that guide for sometime soon.
@All - Thanks — I’m looking forward to this too
another good topic, just for sugeat, is how to make webservers (apache http) more security. I think that is a problem when noob people configure an web server and dont care about it.
Thanks for the suggestion Felipe. Do you know much about Apache security? (I don’t know much, but I’d love to learn.)
I just installed Wordpress to a new server for me (I’m still getting it running so the link on my name is my old server -still works, though) so I am looking forward to getting some tips from these guides.
I haven’t done anything with websites before. I am self-taught in VBA and I can find my way around in ASP. Is that enough knowledge to be able to use this?
Yes, with the coming guides, you’ll never touch code until you make the decision to. We’ll cover Wordpress and Drupal–both are written in PHP.
WOW First let me say a big thank you for this, it well be a great project for me to try out, as they say you are never to old to learn, lets see what 73 years can learn.
Rich, if possible post how to install PhpNuke too.
Francisco. Once you have WAMP set up, please follow these instructions (I’ve not tested them myself)
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