AMP + WordPress on Windows XP?
June 6, 2005 5:00 PM Subscribe
Heh. I am in the strange position of being far
more capable of managing Unix/Linux/OS X than I am Windows XP, and, for development purposes, I'd like to install WordPress on my Windows box.
posted by xyzzy to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I don't want to use an all-in-one type WAMP package because I'd like to be able to independently configure and upgrade individual components, so EasyPHP, WAMPP+, etc, are out. I've tried to follow the somewhat outdated instructions located on the page Server Project: WP on XP,
but I've run into a couple of snags. I've managed to get Apache and PHP mostly working (Apachemon starts twice when I reboot, but I will figure that out later) but I am stuck on MySQL.
So, my question.
1) Are there better instructions for running WP on XP than the ones I linked?
2) If not, does anyone have a recommendation for the most succinct/clearest instructions for getting MySQL and PHPMyAdmin running on XP? The ones I linked call for me to run executables that I don't seem to have in my download of MySQL 4.1, and the included documention is weak and convoluted at best.
Pretend that I am a bright but small child when answering.