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FYI - never run Skype while you're trying to start WAMP

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FYI - never run Skype while you're trying to start WAMP

 

Damn, it took me a half hour to figure out why WAMP wouldn't start. Both Skype and WAMP default to port 80 and Skype was already running.

 

DOH!

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Attack of the techno-moron..............

 

I see WAMP everywhere.  What does it stand for? 

 

 

 

It's an offline server that can run on a Windows PC. I use it for offline PHP and MySQL.

 

WAMP

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Tip: You can use the hosts file to create a "fake domain" and set the port to whatever you want in Wamp + hosts
 

127.0.0.1:8080 www.example.com

Fast way to edit the hosts file

 

Right click notepad or a shortcut to notepad, (I use notepad so much it's pinned to the top of my start menu)

 

Right click run as administrator

 

Navigate to Windows -> System32 -> Drivers -> ETC

 

type "hosts" and press enter.

 

Even if you have "hide protected operating system files" check in folder options, notepad will open the hidden file anyways.

 

Fastest way to edit the hosts file if you need to do this a lot:

 

Create a shortcut on your desktop

 

set the target to

%windir%\system32\notepad.exe %windir%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

name if whatever you want

 

right click it, go to properties -> shortcut -> advanced -> check run as administrator

 

Really useful if you want to setup a website for a domain you just registered 1 minute ago. Just set the IP to your host.

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Attack of the techno-moron..............

 

I see WAMP everywhere.  What does it stand for? 

 

Women And Men Praying :P

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Tip: You can use the hosts file to create a "fake domain" and set the port to whatever you want in Wamp + hosts

 

127.0.0.1:8080 www.example.com

Fast way to edit the hosts file

 

Right click notepad or a shortcut to notepad, (I use notepad so much it's pinned to the top of my start menu)

 

Right click run as administrator

 

Navigate to Windows -> System32 -> Drivers -> ETC

 

type "hosts" and press enter.

 

Even if you have "hide protected operating system files" check in folder options, notepad will open the hidden file anyways.

 

Fastest way to edit the hosts file if you need to do this a lot:

 

Create a shortcut on your desktop

 

set the target to

%windir%\system32\notepad.exe %windir%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

name if whatever you want

 

right click it, go to properties -> shortcut -> advanced -> check run as administrator

 

Really useful if you want to setup a website for a domain you just registered 1 minute ago. Just set the IP to your host.

Not advanced enough to even understand much of what you are saying without looking every piece of it up individually.  Yet - I understand what is being said about the Windows/php/apache, et all being used offline.  

 

My computer bogs if I try to work in one tab or on OO or some such at the same time I try to stream something.  I can easily imagine smoke resulting from trying to run WAMP on it with ANY browser or program running. 

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