Thursday, August 22, 2013

How to access Wamp Server running on Windows 2008 from other computer?

The firewall rules on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 or later version may not allow you access to your web site running by WampServer from other computer. To fix this problem:

Step 1: Update httpd.conf to add this line
Allow from 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0 # for LAN
#or
Allow from all # for any computer in the world
Remember to restart Apache server after change the httpd.conf

Step 2: Check Windows Firewall.
  • Is the port 80 open?
  • Is the Apache Web Server (\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.4.4\bin\httpd.exe allow to receive the request from other?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

WAMP

WAMP stands for Microsoft Windows operating system, Apache web server, MySQL database, and PHP general-purpose scripting language for server side Web development. Among WAMP server packages, I like WampServer since it easy to instal, have latest version from Apache, MySQL and PHP and it's free. Before you install the WampServer, you need to make sure your computer have:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 run-time. Without Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 run-time, you will see the error message "vcr100.dll missing" when install.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1. This fixed the problem 'aestan tray menu has stopped' when you start the WampServer

To install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14632 )

On Windows 2008R2 server, make sure .NET Framework 3.5.1 enable. It disable by default. ( http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/ac1bf719-0a88-4b5d-be98-395f2623e805/what-version-of-net-framework-comes-with-windows-2008-r2 )