2 Dec 29, 2007 11:10
No need to be scared by IRC. At the moment there are three orc's in it: me, blueyed and CaptSolo.
OK, turn to Wamp.
Let's see if it works. Fire up a new tab in your browser and type 'http://localhost'. That's your home directory.
Next, hit the tiny meter icon from Wamp in your right hand botton corner. That's your control panel.
There isn't a real cPanel in Wamp (or is there) but this menu does much more. You can access phpMyAdmin for the (local) mySQL databases. You can edit the php.ini, attach and delete apache modules and everything.
If you hit Localhost, you go to the home page in your browser.
If you stop services, the server dies
If you hit Put Online, the server is to be approached from the outside world through http://YOUR IP/ where YOUR IP is the string of numbers like 184.108.40.206
1) Create a database through phpMyAdmin
2) Put the files in c:\wamp\www\(blog\2_3\)
3) Edit the _basic.conf.php file. The database is located at localhost, your admin name is root and there is no password
4) Run the install file in your browser at http://localhost/(blog/2_3/)install/
There are many. On my previous setup I had four blogs (1.8.7, 1.9.3, 1.10.2 and alpha 2) running in different directories.
The current blog was connected to the database on my real server. Just change the _basic.conf.php file to point to that DB. A safer alternative is to export your real life B2evo DB and import that on your local server. Now you have power and nothing can go wrong. This is the ideal setup for hacks and (skin) development