Archive for March, 2011

Unable to install and run XAMPP properly

Making XAMPP (Apache) work with IIS on Windows XP/Vista

Found out the hard way that the default XAMPP install for Windows will attempt to install Apache as a service configured to run on Port 80 (no surprise, and probably good default behavior). But, if you’re like me, and have IIS already installed and running, for whatever reason, you’ll probably want to configure XAMPP to run Apache on a different port.

I initially tried merely modifying the httpd.conf file located (on my system) at C:\xampp\apache\conf, but the service would still not run. So, through a bit of searching on the interwebs, I found out what exactly needs to be changed to allow XAMPP to co-exist with IIS configured to run on Port 80, and Apache (in my case) to run on Port 8080 (and SSL running on Port 4499):

C:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf:

Search for “Listen 80″, change to “Listen 8080″
Search for “ServerName localhost:80″, change to “ServerName localhost:8080″
C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-ssl.conf

Search for “Listen 443″, change to “Listen 4499″
Search for “”, change to “”
Search for “ServerName localhost:443″, change to “ServerName localhost:4499″
Then, you should be able to start Apache successfully through the XAMPP control panel.

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Database Error: Unable to connect to the database: Could not connect to MySQL

In JLMS, Forum SMF seems to have mysteriously causing the problem. Just need to switch off SMF forum in JLMS configuration will fix the problem.

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Configure CentOS LAMP and IonCube loader with JoomlaLMS.

Step 1: Check Linux server version
:: uname -a
:: cat /etc/issue

Step 2: Update all packages to latest version
:: yum update

Step 3:: add user
:: useradd karsin

Step 4 :: Give root permission to newly added user
:: visudo
:: find root ALL=(ALL) ALL, add karsin ALL=(ALL) ALL

Step 5 :: BIND IP address
:: http://www.netadmintools.com/art496.html

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