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Setting up a local server environment...

How to (manually) setup a local test environment...

  1. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

  2. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Nice job.

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Is a capital D in Windows 8.1 (not sure on other versions)

    C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

    Also, I end up with save failed errors, please check if this file is opened in another program and cannot recall how to fix this issue. Maybe you could add that information ;)
     
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  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Which file, the hosts one? I never got that issue...
     
  4. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  7. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Nope, this is a very clean machine ;)
     
  8. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    In my experience Xampp isn't very slow. :/
     
  9. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Windows has never been concerned with case. Doesn't really matter if you type a d or D.
     
  10. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I did not know that.... Used to being careful due to linux :)

    Update: Turns outs NTFS is case sensitive but Windows turns it off to emulate MS-DOS case insensitivity. Cool stuff.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
  11. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Yup. While noticing stuff like that is a good thing for Linux users, the underlying OS with Microsoft products have never been case sensitive. Even going back to the MS-DOS days, case was never an issue.
     
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  12. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    It was very for me! Using this it's as fast as a local host should be :p
     
  13. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I use Mac, so MAMP doesn't suffer these slow issues that Windows versions do... you get that true localhost experience via MAMP out of the box.
     
  14. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a Mac (I wouldn't mind one though!) :(
     
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    LiamW, this is a very useful guide.

    I experienced the same issues with XAMPP and WAMP. Was getting page loads of 1 second or more instead of the expected 0.1 or less when working locally.

    My solution was to use Zend Server Free. I haven't tried Zend Server 6.1 yet, but I'm very surprised to see that it now includes nginx so the next time I do a complete restore, I will be trying it out.

    But either way, any version of Zend Server worked perfectly for me.

    Still, good guide. Thanks for sharing it.
     
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  16. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Anybody using this setup for production site?

    OR

    Any reccomended WAMP pack or build for production site?
     
  17. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member


    This setup is what you would get on a production site normally (although the root passwords would be changed).
     
  18. Ark Royal

    Ark Royal Active Member

    Thanks for the guide.
    However, I cannot get 127.0.0.1 to display anything, I get a 404 page not found error.
    I have followed the instructions and following a reboot I navigated to 127.0.0.1 and had the IIS splash screen displayed.
    Disabled IIS, rebooted and now 127.0.0.1 gives the above error.

    @Liam W Any ideas ?

    Many Thanks
    AR
     

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