10-20-2011 12:28 PM
I'm new to web development and I notice that in order to get the Ripple emulator working I need a local web server. Would someone please provide me with recommendations for a free local web server? I am on Windows XP.
10-20-2011 01:51 PM
I think I've got Apache running enough to get started at the moment. If anybody has any suggestions on a better system to use for a newbie like myself, please let me know.
10-20-2011 05:18 PM - edited 10-20-2011 09:02 PM
If I need a local webserver on a windoz box (laptop or dev server) we use WAMP.
You can get it hear:
We use it on XP, Win 7, Server 2000 etc...
It includes Apache, MySQL and PHP (not sure what your complete requirements are).
You can edit the httpd.conf file([install]/bin/apache/[apache vewrsion]/conf/) to change your localhost settings (your default site). You can also un-comment the line at the bottom of this file and include the httpd-vhost.conf file (found in install]/bin/apache/[apache vewrsion]/conf/extra/)
There are two sample sites in there. Using this you can run as many virtual sites as you want on one computer.
There is some learning involved here (and frustrations) but you can get most of what you need from a few searches on Apache httpd.conf
Windows HOST file
I've included a sample VirtualHost
You will need to change folder paths and IPs for your setup.
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
# onlineoffline tag - don't remove
Deny from all
Allow from 10.0.50.0/255.255.255.0
CustomLog "logs/ProjectName_access.log" common
Hope this helps get you going.
10-22-2011 07:22 PM
10-24-2011 02:18 PM
The easiest way to setup a webserver is dropbox. Just put the files in your public folder and it should work.
11-09-2011 09:48 AM
Thanks to everyone for their excellent suggestions. So many ways to skin a cat.