Archive for the ‘Technical’ Category

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to install MediaWiki for a local test environment. You can then use this install to experiment with configuring and running a wiki.

For this tutorial you will need to have XAMPP running and also have created a MySql database. If you haven’t already read my previous tutorials you should check out the XAMPP installation and the MySql database set up tutorials. (more…)

Installing phpBB3 Tutorial

Posted: June 13, 2010 in Technical
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In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to install phpBB3 for a local test environment. You can then use this install to experiment with configuring and running a forum.

For this tutorial you will need to have XAMPP running and also have created a MySql database. If you haven’t already read my previous tutorials you should check out the XAMPP installation and the MySql database set up tutorials. (more…)

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to install WordPress for a local test environment. You can then use this install to experiment with WordPress or have a go at designing your own themes!

For this tutorial you will need to have XAMPP running and also have created a MySql database. If you haven’t already read my previous tutorials you should check out the XAMPP installation and the MySql database set up tutorials. (more…)

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a new database using MySql and phpMyAdmin for your local test environment websites. You can use the database for WordPress, phpBB, Mediawiki or anything else you may want to experiment with.

Hopefully you will have already read my tutorial on how to install XAMPP so you need to ensure it is running before you start. (more…)

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a local test environment so that you can use applications like WordPress, phpBB3, MediaWiki etc, to build and design your own websites.

INTRODUCTION

Using a local test environment will allow you to make as many websites as you like and experiment to your hearts content! I’m using the term “local test environment”, by this I mean that the websites will be on your computer and not on the internet. This also means that unfortunately next to nobody will get to see the results of your hard work!! (more…)