HP Envy x2 review: Hands-on
I've decided to take the plunge and start using Apache instead of PWS. I have a Win 98 SE computer, and have downloaded the .msi 2.0 HTTP Server setup file. I'm having some trouble with configuring it though - what should I put in the "network domain" and "server name" boxes? Putting localhost and my workgroup name doesn't seem to work.
Unless you have some real reason to want to manually configure your own server, I'd suggest you give some thought to one of the excellent packages available that install a preconfigured Apache server along with MySQL and PHP onto your PC in one fell swoop.
The best I've yet seen so far is from:
Note that this is intended for Windows 2000 or XP, so will not necessarily be your best choice.
In fact on that note, if you upgraded your computer operating system to Windows 2000 or XP Professional you would get a much better personal web server called IIS (Internet Information Services) which can also be used with PHP if you want to install it.
There is a pretty good package available click here called XAMPP, and my own favourite for Windows 98/ME is called PHPDev, available either from the developers home page click here or from Sourceforge click here
Keep in mind that nobody in their right mind should attempt to run an outward facing web server on Windows 9x, but you can run a testing server to test your own dynamic web pages.
Finally, there are a couple of good tutorials to walk you through manually installing and configuring Apache, MySQL and PHP on Windows: click here and in particular these two click here and click here
Good luck with it.
I should have mentioned that you should completely remove Personal Web Server from your PC or you will have to manually configure Apache to listen on an alternative port to its default.
PWS, like Apache, listens on port 80 and if you want to run two web servers you have to set one up for a different port to the other. I normally set up Apache to run on port 8080 which means I can still run IIS (PWS in your case) allowing me to keep IIS for ASP and Access website testing while using Apache for my PHP and MySQL work.
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