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For the next week, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you build and run a website on your Windows machine.

If you would like to build your own website, you can do it on your own computer without putting it online. This can be useful for a number of reasons:

  1. You don’t have your own web hosting but you want the experience of complete access
  2. You want to test a website before you put it online
  3. You want to start a website that helps you organize your life, for example, but you don’t always have access to the internet

To get these guides, you can subscribe to the RSS feed (don’t know what RSS is?), or subscribe by e-mail.

Local Web Server Guides

Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP in Windows

Installing WordPress on Your Local Windows Installation

Installing Drupal on Your Local Windows Installation

Installing LDAP Integration Module in Drupal



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57 thoughts on “Turn Your Computer into a Local Web Server [How To Series]”

  1. Christopher says:

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  2. Christopher says:

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  3. Christopher says:

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  4. anthony says:

    Sounds real good..Always wanted the know how and i’m sure it will come in handy..Thanks in advance..

  5. anthony says:

    Sounds real good..Always wanted the know how and i’m sure it will come in handy..Thanks in advance..

  6. anthony says:

    Sounds real good..Always wanted the know how and i’m sure it will come in handy..Thanks in advance..

  7. Umair says:

    that would be awesome!

  8. Umair says:

    that would be awesome!

  9. Umair says:

    that would be awesome!

  10. Robert Stuczynski says:

    Please add Installing Yoomla on Your Local Windows Installation. Especially on Windows 7 (IIS).

  11. Please add Installing Yoomla on Your Local Windows Installation. Especially on Windows 7 (IIS).

    1. Rich says:

      @Robert – Thanks for the suggestion — we’ll have to save that guide for sometime soon.

      @All – Thanks — I’m looking forward to this too :)

  12. Please add Installing Yoomla on Your Local Windows Installation. Especially on Windows 7 (IIS).

    1. Rich says:

      @Robert – Thanks for the suggestion — we’ll have to save that guide for sometime soon.

      @All – Thanks — I’m looking forward to this too :)

  13. Angie says:

    Sounds Great! I’ve always wanted to test scripts and HTML on my laptop before I put them on my site with WebTV. This would give me a way of doing that. Thanks!

  14. Angie says:

    Sounds Great! I’ve always wanted to test scripts and HTML on my laptop before I put them on my site with WebTV. This would give me a way of doing that. Thanks!

  15. Angie says:

    Sounds Great! I’ve always wanted to test scripts and HTML on my laptop before I put them on my site with WebTV. This would give me a way of doing that. Thanks!

  16. Christopher says:

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  17. Christopher says:

    I just installed WordPress to a new server for me (I’m still getting it running so the link on my name is my old server -still works, though) so I am looking forward to getting some tips from these guides.

  18. Christopher says:

    I just installed WordPress to a new server for me (I’m still getting it running so the link on my name is my old server -still works, though) so I am looking forward to getting some tips from these guides.

  19. Rich says:

    @Robert – Thanks for the suggestion — we’ll have to save that guide for sometime soon.

    @All – Thanks — I’m looking forward to this too :)

  20. Felipe says:

    very nice..

    another good topic, just for sugeat, is how to make webservers (apache http) more security. I think that is a problem when noob people configure an web server and dont care about it.

    thks..

  21. Felipe says:

    very nice..

    another good topic, just for sugeat, is how to make webservers (apache http) more security. I think that is a problem when noob people configure an web server and dont care about it.

    thks..

    1. Rich says:

      Thanks for the suggestion Felipe. Do you know much about Apache security? (I don’t know much, but I’d love to learn.)

  22. Felipe says:

    very nice..

    another good topic, just for sugeat, is how to make webservers (apache http) more security. I think that is a problem when noob people configure an web server and dont care about it.

    thks..

    1. Rich says:

      Thanks for the suggestion Felipe. Do you know much about Apache security? (I don’t know much, but I’d love to learn.)

  23. Rich says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Felipe. Do you know much about Apache security? (I don’t know much, but I’d love to learn.)

  24. Christopher says:

    I just installed WordPress to a new server for me (I’m still getting it running so the link on my name is my old server -still works, though) so I am looking forward to getting some tips from these guides.

  25. Christopher says:

    I just installed WordPress to a new server for me (I’m still getting it running so the link on my name is my old server -still works, though) so I am looking forward to getting some tips from these guides.

  26. Installing Apache, MySQL, and says:

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  27. MSherwood says:

    Hey this is an awesome week! I’m excited for this as I’m just getting into web design (and I just finished my class in HTML and JavaScript). Thanks Rich!

  28. MSherwood says:

    Hey this is an awesome week! I’m excited for this as I’m just getting into web design (and I just finished my class in HTML and JavaScript). Thanks Rich!

  29. MSherwood says:

    Hey this is an awesome week! I’m excited for this as I’m just getting into web design (and I just finished my class in HTML and JavaScript). Thanks Rich!

  30. jcterry says:

    I haven’t done anything with websites before. I am self-taught in VBA and I can find my way around in ASP. Is that enough knowledge to be able to use this?

  31. jcterry says:

    I haven’t done anything with websites before. I am self-taught in VBA and I can find my way around in ASP. Is that enough knowledge to be able to use this?

    1. Rich says:

      Yes, with the coming guides, you’ll never touch code until you make the decision to. We’ll cover WordPress and Drupal–both are written in PHP.

  32. jcterry says:

    I haven’t done anything with websites before. I am self-taught in VBA and I can find my way around in ASP. Is that enough knowledge to be able to use this?

    1. Rich says:

      Yes, with the coming guides, you’ll never touch code until you make the decision to. We’ll cover WordPress and Drupal–both are written in PHP.

  33. Rich says:

    Yes, with the coming guides, you’ll never touch code until you make the decision to. We’ll cover WordPress and Drupal–both are written in PHP.

  34. Installing Wordpress on Your L says:

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  35. Johm101 says:

    WOW First let me say a big thank you for this, it well be a great project for me to try out, as they say you are never to old to learn, lets see what 73 years can learn.

  36. Johm101 says:

    WOW First let me say a big thank you for this, it well be a great project for me to try out, as they say you are never to old to learn, lets see what 73 years can learn.

  37. Johm101 says:

    WOW First let me say a big thank you for this, it well be a great project for me to try out, as they say you are never to old to learn, lets see what 73 years can learn.

  38. Installing Drupal on Your Loca says:

    […] guide is part of the Turning Your Computer into a Local Web Server series. Learn more from the main […]

  39. Francisco Wesley says:

    Rich, if possible post how to install PhpNuke too.

  40. Rich, if possible post how to install PhpNuke too.

    1. Rich says:

      Francisco. Once you have WAMP set up, please follow these instructions (I’ve not tested them myself)

  41. Rich, if possible post how to install PhpNuke too.

    1. Rich says:

      Francisco. Once you have WAMP set up, please follow these instructions (I’ve not tested them myself)

  42. Installing LDAP Integration Mo says:

    […] but should work on a LAMP server as long as you have root access. This guide is part of the Turning Your Computer into a Local Web Server series. Learn more from the main […]

  43. Rich says:

    Francisco. Once you have WAMP set up, please follow these instructions (I’ve not tested them myself)

  44. links for 2009-06-03 & says:

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  45. Dark Soul says:

    wow.. this is really add to my tech knowledge :) thanks for great post

  46. Dark Soul says:

    wow.. this is really add to my tech knowledge :) thanks for great post

  47. Dark Soul says:

    wow.. this is really add to my tech knowledge :) thanks for great post

  48. Emil says:

    these guides are awesome

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