I see this web page as incredibly simple to follow
BUT THE GUY DOES NOT GET IT
He took the page from another place (and changed it for his specific way he is testing his own machine) that site is a little more helpful:
There is a test file he runs to see if php is working. That screwed up for me.
So then I came here to ask why and decided to look at the page again. The page led me to the source this guy stole it from (at least he had the decency to reference it (my second reference)...
The guy is testing php (but really it is testing Apache first at the same time) the second reference shows that u want to put an IP-address or something in there to test it.
So I am going to muck for a while and repost if it works ... or if I cant figure out what my screw up is.
PS: I mentioned the Router config... I am using a Linksys and have already figured out how to log in to that and set up forwarding to other applications... that looks like it is needed here as well and neither of the sources mention it. I have never set up router for web server... have to google that I suppose.
later dudes.(and dudesses)
PPSS-- hmm what is that "loopback address thingy? ... anyway if i put the internal IP address in where the original guy was saying "example.com" it works.
OK... I am leaving the Router config alone for a minute just to finish with these poorly written web pages:
The next error on them is that they dont tell you how to get into mysql your first time.
the following web page did but it does not have all the Apache stuff:
so the real point I am making here is that:
IN ORDER TO SET UP USERS IN MYSQL YOU CAN USE THE ADMIN THINGY WHICH APPARENTLY U JUST INSTALLED:
mysqladmin -u root password "passwordyouwant"
you can set up a non-root user-nameuwant the same way.... then u can go back and follow the web page directions.