There are more databases available to use with it and ASP can only communicate with
Access and SQL servers. PHP can communicate with SQL Server, MySQL, mSQL, and
several others, but that is not the topic of this tutorial.
PWS, and IIS. They, and it, listen(s) on a specific port (usually it’s 80) and allow you to
run a website off of your home computer. Neat, Eh?
First you need to download Apache Do that here.
It’s fairly large (about 3.6mb), so be patient. After downloading, double click
the exe. Installing is a breeze, but configuring isn’t that easy.
C:Program FilesApache GroupApache. Look for, and open, a folder called conf.
Open the file called httpd.conf. It may look cryptic and confusing at first, but
about half the file is made up of comments, which begin with a “#” mark.
The parts in red need to be found, and the parts in
green need to be changed or added. (NOTE: I removed all
the file comments for the sake of size – those comments shown below are there just as a guide for you.)
DocumentRoot "C:/website" #NOTE: you can change c:/website #to anything you want, that is just #happens to be where I store my files. #Another NOTE: All slashes must be forward / <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks ExecCGI AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory "C:/website"> Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
Apache (by clicking Start button -> Program Files -> Apache ->
Management -> Start Apache). Now use your favorite browser, and type in: