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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Local WordPress MU install with subdomains

Sometimes one just needs to install WordPress MU with subdomains locally. Now, most of the processes here are identical to simple WordPress or Joomla install too. The one action needed for WordPress MU install only is getting subdomains to work.

So, here is step by step instruction:

  • Go to it’s administration panel. Check that MySQL and Apache is running. Clicking on “Admin…” button for MySQL will lead you to phpMyAdmin interface for your MySQL install. Make databases and users to fit your needs.

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