Installing Concrete5 on WAMP - Server Not Found [SOLVED]
Everything seemed to be working fine, up until I put the extracted concrete files into my wamp\www\project\ directory.
When I go back to localhost from the wamp server and click on my project, instead of taking me to the concrete installation page, I am greeted with a "Server not found" error by Firefox.
What version of concrete5 are you using?
I added this document and that subdomain takes me to the attached page.
As I thought, it must somehow be a problem with the way I put the concrete files in the project folder.
What is the correct way to put them in?
If you are open to using XAMPP instead of WAMP. I can write up a tutorial on how to install and configure it, including how to install concrete5 5.7.
It seems like this problem should have a simple solution. I hate to go through a whole other process just to have the same problem pop back up.
So before I do that, are there any other simple errors that could've caused this?
For instance, my project name originally was two words with a space inbetween, and when I clicked on it absolutely nothing would happen. Once I took away the space it tried to load the site, but I received the "server not found" error. I just tried it again and it returned a blank page with an empty red rectangle at the top.
Could there be a problem with the way I put the Concrete5 folder in the project directory?
I extracted the folder, and pasted the extracted folder with all of it's contents into the project directory.
I can't think of anything else...Maybe I'll try redownloading concrete and putting it back in the project folder.
If you've no other ideas though, I'll definitely look into XAMPP.
Probably the simplest today is the Bitnami concrete5 stack installer:
It's literally click and run concrete5 (not only windows, but Linux and OSX).
One of my current favorites is the Uniform Server (since I don't need duplicates of Python/Perl/etc and I *hate* phpMyAdmin (much better tools available):
The reason I like both of these is that they are standalone and require no registry modifications (read portable). Uniform server has the smallest footprint.
If you want to try your current setup again (which appears fine from the phpinfo() - delete your database and install c5 fresh again into your new directory.
Spaces in directories or URLs are evil :-P
Upon further inspection it would seem that NO, I don't have an htaccess file in my projects directory.
Thanks for the recommendations,I'll look into those as well.
Ah. First, if you would, please tell me more about this illusive "htaccess" monster. After this fierce beast has been caught and skinned, I will consider restringing my WAMPing hunting bow.
It can also make weird things happen if it not strictly written (especially ReWrite rules), which theoretically could cause a Server not found error message.
So I deleted the directory for my project, created a new one, added the concrete files, and I'm still getting the server not found message.
I hate to leave this unsolved, but perhaps its time to check out one of those other local servers...
http://localhost/your_dir/phpinfo.php... still works (after creating one there)?
However, I am happy to report that I have downloaded Uniform and successfully installed Concrete5.
Thank you both for the help!
If you wouldn't mind adding [SOLVED] to your original post and picking a best answer that would be great.
I do like Uniform Server (which I used reviewing Remo's concrete5 Beginner's Guide [2nd Ed], but he was using a Bitnami stack just as successfully.
I actually have several different versions of Uniform running in different directories with different versions of PHP/MySQL and concrete5. Super easy to switch between them.