XAMPP install problems

There are times when XAMPP will install, all will look OK, but it's Apache module just won't start. You click on the "Start" button, it starts, then stops. Click again: the same. No pop up error messages, no nothing. The problem, most often is that some other program is already using the same ports.

I have seen when IIS is using them, other programs. But, most often, it's the Skype, you are using.

If it's Skype, just open it, click on:

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connection

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Checklist for WordPress install

After reading a post on weblogtoolscollection.com about checklists for WordPress installs.

Note: This list shows some pointers for your WordPress install, nothing else and, it is a subject to change.

Before installation:

  • Change table prefix to differ from the default one for your WordPress installation (wp-config.php file). To mitigate zero-day SQL Injection attacks.

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