View Full Version : why xampp is not always ready?

May 4th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Previously I've installed apache, PHP and MySQL separately on my machine, apache was always running and ready for my projects, every time I hit http://localhost I get the message that it works.
when I set up a new ubuntu installation, I installed XAMPP instead, installation was ok, started lampp successfully and went to localhost with the index of xampp,
the problem is when I restarted, I tried to open localhost but it gives the message that it can't connect to server, and I have to start lampp everytime I restart and this is really annoying.
Is that ordinary or I have to change settings somewhere?:confused:

May 5th, 2011, 11:48 AM
That's the expected behaviour, when you installed Apache/PHP/MySQL seperately the installer created entries within /etc/rc.* to start / stop the different services when you boot and shutdown.

On the other hand xampp is standalone app that starts Apache/PHP/MySQL when you run /opt/lampp/lampp start. You can set xampp to start automatically on boot (instruction at apache friends (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-linux.html#fsl)).

May 5th, 2011, 01:33 PM
don't use xampp. do it right.

May 5th, 2011, 02:08 PM
don't use xampp. do it right.
xampp is the right way to do it at times, I know when I've had to show off website I've been working on throwing xampp on my laptop is easier and cleaner than a full LAMPP install.

But if you're running xampp from startup or everyday it's probably easier to/better to go with a full LAMPP install which if I remember rightly is what's said on the xampp FAQ...