Saturday, March 29, 2014

XAMPP 1.8.1 for Windows


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XAMPP 1.8.1 Installation

INTRODUCTION

XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. Read more at http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html .

STEPS

Choose the zip version.
2) Double-click the icon.
Copy the folder “xampp” ie CTRL+C .
3) Paste to c:\...
4) Go into the folder and find xampp-control.exe file. Double-click to run.
Note:
XAMPP has been pre-configured to run from the path c:\xampp. If you decide to put it at a different location eg c:\xampp18, you have to run setup_xampp.bat first before running xampp-control
Note:
The PHP in this package needs the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable package fromhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5582 . Please ensure that the VC++ 2008 runtime libraries are installed on your system.
5) XAMPP Control Panel will appear on screen.
Note:
If your XAMPP reports that Port 80 is in use by another process, you have to either:
a) Stop that process.
Or,
b) Change Apache Main Port to a different number eg 81.
Note:
If your XAMPP reports that Port 443 is in use by another process, eg, vmware, you have to either:
a) Stop that process.
Or,
b) Change Apache SSL Port to a different number eg 444.
Note:
As a general rule, if a particular port is already in use by other processes, you have to either a) Stop the process or b) Change the port number.
All port numbers can be changed via the Service Settings window above.
You can check the active sockets (endpoint instance defined by an IP address and a port) by clicking Netstat button.
6) Creating Short Cuts.
While you are in the XAMPP home folder, you can
a) Send To Desktop (create shortcut).
or,
b) Pin to Start Menu.
Note:
It is NOT RECOMMENDED to Pin To Start Menu. This method doesn’t provide you the option to Start In a specific directory (refer below screenshot).
As a result, you may encounter error “ The system cannot find the path specified. ” when you click Start button for Tomcat.
FURTHER READING
Which is better? XAMPP or Manual installation of Apache, MySQL and PHP?

Friday, March 28, 2014

UltiDev 2.0.20 (ASP.NET alternative Web Server) Pro


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UltiDev 2.0.20 (ASP.NET alternative Web Server) Pro Installation

INTRODUCTION

This is an alternative to IIIS that supports the function of production server for ASP.NET 4.

STEPS

Double-click the icon.
2) When the Setup window shows up, click Agree to the terms.
Click Next.
3) Installation complete.
4) The program will run automatically. If it doesn’t, find it in Start/All Programs.
5) Notice that in Step 4, a default website is suitable for ASP.NET version 1, 2 or 3.
6) To create an ASP.NET version 4, click on the “register new site…” button (Refer label no. 2 in Step 4 above)
6.1) Site Type.
Select ASP.NET Web Application.
Note:
Windows XP supports .Net version 4 only.
To download .Net version 4, click here,http://www.filehippo.com/download_dotnet_framework_4/7391/.
Install .Net 4 first if you plan to run this framework version on your server.
 
To install higher versions, you have to run Windows 7 or higher versions.
Before registering your site, you need to setup your websites file and folder structure first.
1) Create folder structure, eg c:\projects\asp4\
2) Go into the subfolder asp4 and create index.aspx file.
3) Edit the content as follows:
<html>
<body bgcolor="yellow">
<center>
<h2>Hello!</h2>
<p><%Response.Write(Now())%></p>
</center>
</body>
</html>
6.2) ASP.NET Version.
(Continue from Step 6.1) Select ASP.NET 4.0 (Full)
6.3) Host Process.
Accept default, click Next.
6.4) Physical Location.
Point the server to the physical location of your website.
Click Next.
6.5) Network Location.
Accept default. Click Next.
6.6) Authentication.
Accept default. Click Next.
6.7) Other Settings.
Accept default. Click Finish.
7) Live Website
7.1) Browse Application.
Click on the link “Local Area Connection”.
7.2) Browsing via the LAN URL Address. (The IP No. for your website may differ from the example below)
7.3) Browsing via Localhost URL.
7.4) Since you have configured (in Step 6.5) Virtual Host, browsing http://localhost will be returned with HTTP 400 Bad Request (What is it?).
8) Stopping the Server.
8.1) Press Stop Button.
Check that the service is stopped in Windows Service Manager.
8.2) Click Start button, click Run…
8.3) Type services.msc and press enter.
8.4) Find the item “UWS … Services” and click Stop the service (Refer the screenshot below)..

UwAmp 2.2.1 Installation


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UwAmp 2.2.1 Setup

INTRODUCTION

UwAmp is a Windows-Apache-MySQL-Php server package that provides a friendlier interface for beginners to learn more sbout Apache-MySQL-Php server configuration. Read more here, http://www.uwamp.com/en/




STEPS

2) Double-click the icon.
Copy the folder “UwAmp” ie CTRL+C .
3) Paste to c:\apps\...
4)  Go into the folder to find executable file.
5) Right-hand click the file name, and select “Pin to Start Menu”.
6) Click Start button and then click UwAmp icon.
7) UwAmp application window shows up on the screen.

Notepad++ Portable 6.2 Installation


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Notepad++ Portable Setup

STEPS

2) Double-click the icon.
Copy the folder “Notepad++Portable” ie CTRL+C .
3) Paste to c:\apps\...
4) Go into the folder to find executable file.
5) Right-hand click the file name, and select “Pin to Start Menu”.

6) Click Start button and then click Notepad++ Portable icon.
7) Notepad++ Portable application window shows up on the screen.
8) Additionally, you may want to install a Compare Plug-in that helps you compare script files easily. Go to menu Plugins/Plugin Manager/Show Plugin Manager. When the Plugin Manager window shows up, go to the Available tab, select Compare plugin item and click Install. You may need to restart Notepad++ in order to activate the Compare menu item in the Plugins Menu.