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blith
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:38 am Reply with quote

on my local machine to run test on my Nuke install. What do i need to do it? Thanks all!
 
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Raven
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:01 pm Reply with quote

Install Apache v1.3.33, MySQL v4.0.25, and PHP v4.4.0 (in other words, the latest). Then just load phpnuke into your web root folder. There are also prepacks out there that will do all this for you. http://www.easyphp.org/ is one such package and I know there are others but the names escape me right now <sigh>
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:33 pm Reply with quote

I think there is also a pack like triad something that you can find at sourceforge.net. I use easyphp myslef. Does everything that I need it to, and others can view my localhost. So I would suggest it.

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Steptoe
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:47 pm Reply with quote

Appserv (google it) has some very good instuctions there to.
May I also suggest that u make 2 new partitions about 4 gig.
Partition 1:
Load everything into a folder say webserve\appserv\
then if using galleries u may also need imagemagick,netpbm, no-ip, a smtp server.
load them into to there also webserve\appserv\imagemagick and webserve\appserv\netpbm etc
Partition 2:
This is for backups...keep at these the last 5 backups of the whole 'master' folder webserve/ . every time u make a change copy paste the whole \webserver folder to the backup partition.
When, (not if lol) u do something and lock yourself out or screwup, simply turn off the appropiate services (apachie, mysql, no-ip etc) delete or rename the screwed up site, copy the back up back, turn on services...back in business.
No need to back up dbs etc as sql files as u are backing up everything, and is much faster, less messing around.
I auto backup up my whole partition with ghost 9 2x a day to another machine on the network, keeping the last 20 backups.
NOTE: auto back up software working on 'active' files and db s IS NOT reliable, regardless of what software u use. If a db be it exchange server, isa server, apachie, if made while a db is 'working' has a very good chance it will be corrupted.
I have discussed this with others who think the above statement is wrong and their software works...it doesnt always. They omly way backing up like this is reliable is to wait for dbs to be updated, turn of the applications, run the back up then turn back on.....or increase your chances of a good back yup by studing usage trends, choose a time that is regular when very little activity happens and backup then.

If u are going to have your 'test server' on the net, make sure that the ports are open for the web server/mailserver in the router....fix the local ip of the server machine and piont those ports to that ip.
If u want to access the site from another computer on your LAN, on those machines u will have to edit your \WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts by adding a line like this
localIP number of the server Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! web site
192.***.***.*** Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!

Win 98, me systems u will have to reboot to make it take, xp win 2000, win 2003 u dont need to..regardless of what u may read around the net.

Bit of 'over flow' of info, but Im sure that it will be of use later down the line.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:49 am Reply with quote

thank you all! It is good to be back amongst good people. Raven you are still the best!
 
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worship
 
pinkbeef
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:14 am Reply with quote

Google for a programme called Uniserver, I use it and have never had a problem.
1... it will run right out of a desktop folder
2... its set up so you dont need to understand Apache Mysql or pear.
3... it will not load any system services, so you can runit or turn it off as you wish
4... you can creat as meny copies as you like, so when you do bugger up your test site, you just delete the whole folder and replace it with the backup.
5... you can have as meny uniserve folders as you need I have 5 on my desktop all running differant vertions of nuke.
6... the list goes on, but if your like me and dont want to understand Apache then MySQL then pear. this is the programme for you

PS it is configured for localhost access only so will not advertise itself to the Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login! maby some of the experts will test it for us as its a good programme for the non experts like me.
 
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Raven
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:43 am Reply with quote

I checked it out and these are the specs:
3.2a - Apache updated to 2.0.54;
- PHP updated to 5.0.4;
- MySQL updated to 4.1.12a;
- ActivePerl updated to 5.8.7.813;
- phpMyAdmin updated to 2.6.3-rc1;

There are NOT many hosts that are yet running with these releases of Apache, MySQL, and PHP. While this looks to be a great setup for testing, be advised that by using this your code has a good chance of not working on your production site unless your host is running these specs.
 
pinkbeef
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:56 am Reply with quote

would this affect element like creating themes or testing added modules, blocks. prior to use on web site.
 
Raven
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:58 am Reply with quote

Not unless you used some of the newer features of MySQL and PHP, which under normal circumstances it shouldn't.
 
pinkbeef
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:09 am Reply with quote

as a thought I have two keys set as index in the authers database. the SQL server has advised me that "PRIMARY and INDEX keys should not both be set for column `aid`" and i have the option to creat an index on 1 columns and a go button. should i press the button
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:21 am Reply with quote

Hi

Just thought I would tell you what I use. WAMP5. It is so easy to install and use. I creates a "www" DIR which you treat as your hosts server and you can create as many subdirectories ("domains") as you like. For a novice like me it is ideal. The only problem I have is setting up nukesentinel with .htaccess but I can live with that.

Description: WAMP5 now includes MySQL 5.0.15 and PHP 5.0.5. WAMP5 comes with a service manager as a tray icon. WAMP5 automatically installs apache, PHP5, MySQL... on your system. Easy to install, easy to manage, WAMP5 will be your best friend to discover this new version of PHP. An add-on allows you to run both PHP4.4.0 and PHP 5.0.5 on the same server ! Many other add-ons are available. WAMP5 : apache1.3.33 - php5.0.5 - sqlitemanager - MySQL 4.4.0 - PHPMYADMIN and more... (WAMP5 does not work with Windows 98, Me)

Link to get it Only registered users can see links on this board! Get registered or login!.

Regards

Martyn
 
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