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Installing XAMPP on Windows

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Video: Installing XAMPP on Windows

In this lesson, I'll show you how to install XAMPP on Windows. Also before you install XAMPP, you'll want to install a text editor.

Installing XAMPP on Windows

In this lesson, I'll show you how to install XAMPP on Windows. First, you need to make sure that there are no other web servers running. The XAMPP package includes Apache, MySQL, PHP and some other things. Apache is a web server, and in order for it to run there needs to be no other web servers running. So if you're running Microsoft Internet Information Server, you'll need to shut that down before running XAMPP, or any other web servers. Also if you're running Skype, Skype uses the same port as a web server, and it will prevent Apache from running.

So if you have Skype installed, you'll need to turn it off before you can install XAMPP. Also before you install XAMPP, you'll want to install a text editor. I like Notepad++ for Windows, you can download it from notepad-plus-plus.org. Click on download. And then scroll down a little bit. And you'll see here the Notepad++ Installer. You download that. I've already got it on my desktop. And in fact, I've already installed it on this computer. Watch out for these ads that look like download buttons. Those will do something else.

And can't be good. Once you've installed Notepad ++, it's time to install XAMPP. I've already downloaded the latest version of XAMPP. You can download it from the XAMPP website or you can download it from my website. I do recommend it that you do download it from my website instead. The reason for this is that the XAMPP package is. Updated frequently, and while that's normally a good thing, here I'm giving you some instructions on how to install it and how to use it, and unfortunately as they update it, many things seem to change.

The installation procedure changes, the way things look change, where things are on the screen change. And unless you're adventurous like I am, you might want to just stick with the same version that I'm using for the demonstrations, which you can download here. That's this xampp-Win32-1.8.3-3-installer.exe. There's more explanation here on my website why you would want to do that. Otherwise just go ahead and install it from the Apache Friends website. That's www.apachefriends.org.

And that'll probably be fine. Do keep in mind that the latest version of XAMPP requires, as of this time when I'm recording this, Windows Vista or later. So if you're running XP or something older than that, you may need to download an older version from the Apache Friends website in order to use it. So I've already downloaded this, so I'm going to go ahead and install it. I'm going to right-click on the installer on my desktop. And I'm going to select Run as administrator. Hit this UAC warning. Just select Yes.

And, then there's this other warning about running an anti virus software, of course. Everybody is running anti-virus, especially on Windows. I have seen these problems in the past so, it's something to try. But, for now I'm going to continue and press Yes. I'm also going to press OK to this. This is saying not to install it, it's C Program Files and that's okay, we're not going to do that. I'll press OK. I'll press Next. I'm going to unselect a few of these things, they take up space, we're not using them. If you want to leave them in there and play with them, that's fine.

They won't hurt anything. They just take up space. I'm press Next. C:\xampp is where we're installing XAMPP. And that is the right place to put it. So go ahead and put it there. And I'll press Next. And I'm going to uncheck this, learn more about Bitnami. Bitnami is the company that wrote the installer. They also have installers for some other packages that you can run on top of XAMPP like DruPaul and WordPress. There's plenty of other opportunities to see their web site. All this does if you leave the check boxes checked is it opens their web site when the installation is done.

So I just uncheck that, press Next, and press Next again, and the installer begins. This will take a few minutes. And there we have it. XAMPP is installed. I'm going to uncheck this start the Control Panel now because we want to pin it to the Taskbar. And I'll press Finish. And for some reason, it sometimes leaves this command window open. I can just close that safely. I'm going to come down here and go to the C drive and, the XAMPP folder and scroll down here.

And where I see XAMPPControl.exe, I'm going to right-click on that and say Pin to Taskbar. And there it is. Just move it over here some place. I can actually move it all the way over there. I'll be fine I can close this. And now bring up the Control Panel. And here we have it. And I'm just going to start Apache and MySQL. And both of those are now started. I can close the Control Panel because these servers are still running in the background. And I can open up a new tab in my browser and just type localhost, like that, and there it is.

That brings up the little splash page for XAMPP, that shows us that Apache is running and that PHP is running. And I'll click on English. And come all the way down here and you'll see this menu. This is the welcome screen in XAMPP. You'll see this throughout the course in different places. I'm going to press phpMyAdmin. And that tells us that MySQL is running. Here's our database server over here. Has a server version, protocol version, root at local host is the. User that we're using.

And all these databases are showing. So that means that MySQL is working, the web server is working, Apache is working, PHP is working. You have now successfully installed XAMPP on your PC. In the next movie, I'll show you how to set up your MySQL users.

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MySQL Essential Training

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  1. 4m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 31s
    3. What is MySQL?
      1m 48s
  2. 45m 37s
    1. Installation overview
      3m 16s
    2. Installing XAMPP on Windows
      5m 55s
    3. Installing XAMPP on the Mac
      6m 38s
    4. Setting up MySQL users
      11m 31s
    5. Installing SID on Windows
      5m 43s
    6. Installing SID on the Mac
      6m 6s
    7. Installing time zone support in MySQL on Windows
      6m 28s
  3. 45m 43s
    1. The SELECT statement
      3m 57s
    2. Selecting rows
      4m 57s
    3. Selecting columns
      3m 8s
    4. Sorting results with ORDER BY
      2m 58s
    5. Filtering results with WHERE
      3m 52s
    6. Filtering results with LIKE and IN
      3m 41s
    7. Filtering results with regular expressions
      8m 21s
    8. Inserting rows
      4m 9s
    9. Updating rows
      2m 21s
    10. Deleting rows
      2m 25s
    11. Literal strings
      3m 12s
    12. Understanding NULL
      2m 42s
  4. 41m 47s
    1. Creating a database
      4m 30s
    2. Creating a table
      7m 18s
    3. Creating indexes
      6m 8s
    4. Controlling column behavior with constraints
      4m 46s
    5. Creating an ID column
      6m 58s
    6. Using foreign key constraints
      7m 58s
    7. Altering a table
      4m 9s
  5. 28m 56s
    1. What are data types?
      4m 1s
    2. Numeric types
      5m 21s
    3. String types
      2m 58s
    4. Date and time types
      7m 2s
    5. Bit type
      2m 26s
    6. Boolean values
      2m 15s
    7. Enumeration types
      4m 53s
  6. 32m 34s
    1. String functions
      6m 57s
    2. Numeric functions
      6m 2s
    3. Date and time functions
      4m 12s
    4. Time zones in MySQL
      3m 37s
    5. Formatting dates
      1m 51s
    6. Aggregate functions
      5m 45s
    7. Flow control with CASE
      4m 10s
  7. 7m 6s
    1. Maintaining database integrity with transactions
      4m 46s
    2. Using transactions for performance
      2m 20s
  8. 16m 49s
    1. Updating a table with a trigger
      5m 11s
    2. Preventing automatic updates with a trigger
      7m 29s
    3. Logging transactions with a trigger
      4m 9s
  9. 14m 11s
    1. Creating a simple subselect
      3m 23s
    2. Searching within a result set
      3m 53s
    3. Creating a view
      3m 32s
    4. Creating a joined view
      3m 23s
  10. 12m 26s
    1. Understanding MySQL stored routines
      2m 0s
    2. Creating a stored function
      4m 34s
    3. Creating a stored procedure
      5m 52s
  11. 14m 4s
    1. The multi-platform PDO interface
      3m 44s
    2. Executing the SQL
      4m 8s
    3. Implementing auto-increment IDs
      2m 3s
    4. Using a stored funciton
      4m 9s
  12. 1m 3s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 3s

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