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Confused about xampp.

So I watched a video on treehouse about how to get wordpress running locally on your computer and I followed the instructions to the dot and have xampp on my computer running my localhost. But now it is saying I need to use mamp if I want to run wordpress and set up a web server on myphp. Very confused, if anyone could help that would be great. Thank you.

2 Answers

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Mamp does work on windows now, however they solve the exact same problem. If you have Xampp, you don't need Mamp, and vice versa.

Both mamp and xampp install phpmyadmin, and both install apache, which is all you need for wordpress. Just fire up mysql and apache on your xampp control panel and you're good to go.

ok, but how do I access myphpadmin on xampp so I can create a database?

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Use the admin button on the mysql line, but make sure both mysql and apache are running. Here is what my control panel looks like

control panel

or just type in localhost/phpmyadmin in your browser. Both ways work

Cool! You local server running. It is really easy, XAMP is for Windows user, and MAMP for Mac users. So if you already installed for Windows, then just skip the video. If you want to learn how to install it for Mac, go and watch it.