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An important but little-understood concept in dynamic web development is that of role-based logins, which allow different types of users to access different parts of the site. In this course Adobe Certified Expert Candyce Mairs shows how to use Dreamweaver's features to create role-based logins, restrict page access, build an administrator area, and test everything to make sure it works. Plus, see how to set up a development environment and work with a database from within Dreamweaver. Along the way, build your skills in areas like working with PHP, adding form validation, using server behaviors, and much more.
I want to show you the Control panel and Control Center for XXAMPP and MAMP so that you can see how these work. In the MAMP environment, I do show this in the Mac movie specifically. But in the Mac side, You use this button here to start and stop the servers. So if the servers are on they're green dots. On the Windows side in XAMPP, if click the Start button you can see it says running in green next to it and we have the Stop buttons.
So it's pretty easy to tell if you need to stop, in other words are your servers on, or not. Throughout this course, we will need both servers running. So we will need both of them and Windows and the Mac side. Now on the Mac side, there is a preference to be set in terms of setting up your port numbers and the Windows side, you don't need to worry about that. So, since we're really talking about XAMPP here. It hasn't been an issue. In order to administer either the Apache server.
You do that from this button. Or the database, you do it from this button. So I'll close up MAMP here. I just wanted you to be able to see the difference between the two panels, and if I click on admin here for the Apache side, I get to the homepage for XAMPP, so that is how I can check any of the settings from within XAMPP For the database side, that is the My Sequel portion. If I click admin next to my sequel, it takes me out to administer the database side of things. This is a GUI, in other words, it's a front end piece for administering the database.
Each one of these is a different database. These are all created as a part of the testing environment. So you don't want to change these databases, unless you really know what you are doing. We are going to setup a separate database for this course. And both the MAC and the PC side look very similar. We're all using PHP My Admin so setting up the database and really going from this point on other than using the XAMPP folder in the C drive or the MAMP folder in the Applications folder.
Everything else is virtually identical so you shouldn't have too much trouble whichever system you're on. We;ll cover that interface. If I want to see the data bases I can click on this Databases tab. This is what's creating the list in this area. Once we install our own database for this course, which we need in order to log in and authenticate against the login, we will have a sixth database listed here, and that's the one we will be using for the course.
So we'll take a look at setting up the database portion in here, but within the Control panel, this is how you can access it. The Admin button is for My Sequel Database. The Admin button here is for the web server and any web server settings you may need to change. We aren't going to get into any of the Apache files and the only thing we're going to do for my sequel is install the database. Everything else we do is going to be set up through forms that we create in order to work with the database side of things. So that is the XAMPP control panel and also the MAMP control center. To give you a taste for both of those areas where we control both the web server and the database itself.
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