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Can I run XAMPP for doing PHP lessons and Mysql on my computer AND also dowload Desktop Server to run Wordpress? Multi
I recently installed XAMPP on my computer to run myPHP admin and MySQL and Apache and Perl cause I am taking PHP lessons on Treehouse. Simultaneously, I am learning Wordpress and just started the Wordpress Introduction to Local Wordpress.... It instructs me to download DESKTOP SERVER. Will this interfere with or work along with XAMPP. I did notice that XAMPP has a Wordpress Blog App that you can download but it doesn't allow for multiple Wordpress Site Develpment. I also found some info of questionable source that shows you online how to change the wordpress set up files to allow for installation in XAMPP of Wordpress and configure it to work with multiple wordpress sites Networked. The download of the 1st Wordpress Blog App that I found that is supposed to work within XAMPP on apachefriends.org shows that it is not for multiple sites and they are working on developing that. What route do I take?
Alena HolliganTreehouse Teacher
You'll get a conflict between DesktopServer and XAMPP. You should be able to run DesktopServer and MAMP (mamp.info works on both mac and windows). We have workshops for installing MAMP on MAC and Windows.
I recommend using either MAMP or XAMPP for both PHP and WordPress development. The only issue you should run into is if you are installing on "localhost" you can only use subfolder NOT subdomain. You'll have to change your setting to use "localhost.com" or something else to allow subdomains. A tutorial like this should work: https://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/install-wordpress-multi-site-in-localhost-using-xampp-6113