PHP Configuration (XAMPP)
In the following tutorial, we'll learn how to configure PHP so we can develop and test real projects on our local server reasonably before putting them into production. The tutorial is for more advanced audience and is included in the PHP basics course since installing XAMPP is taught here. If you've just started with PHP, you probably won't need this until later.
We'll create subdomains for individual projects and secure them. So we'll no
longer use the
localhost domain, each project will have its own.
We'll also configure emails to be sent correctly and learn how to import large
database exports. I'm writing this tutorial for the XAMPP package, but you can
use the information for any LAMP server.
Surely you've already got into a situation when you want to run several
projects (websites) on
localhost and some of them are written to
work from the root folder. Of course, Apache supports virtual hosts, so we can
run a project on any local domain we want, and the project will think it's in
the root folder.
First, you need to modify the
hosts file (the file without any
extension) located in
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This tutorial teaches configuring PHP (XAMPP) for developing real projects locally. We'll create subdomains, configure emails and import large MySQL files.
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