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WAMP server, PHP

P: 6
hi there,

Do you guys use WAMP server for PHP?

When I click on the WAMP server icon and select "Put Online", I get the error saying "could not execute menu item(internal error) [exception] could not perform service action: the service has not been started.

Has anybody run into similar situations before? Need some help getting started here.

This continues to happen after I've shut down Skype.
Apr 11 '12 #1
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So far (as far I know) most of the people who use WAMP is for learning purpose, professionally we dont use WAMP.
WAMP: you need to know what is WAMP, its not a server itself. Its a package that help you to install APACHE, MySQL,PHP in your windows operated machine. here your webserver is apache and database server is MySQL.

Now the problem you are facing. if you open the configuration/option of skype you will find that port 80 is being used my skype. change the port to something else. and start your apache server. When you said service is not running, it means Apache server is not running, make it happen.
Apr 11 '12 #2

P: 6

I am able to put the WAMP online.

How do I actually use PHP in windows environment? I'm literally starting from scratch.

Do I also need to configure any files?

Any guidance is much appreciated.
Apr 14 '12 #3

P: 1,059
Your WAMP installer already configured it for you.

Right now you dont need to configure anything.

All you need to do create a index.php file in the www directory and start developmemnt
Apr 14 '12 #4

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