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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

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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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Comments

  • Christopher

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  • Christopher

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  • Christopher

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  • anthony

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

  • anthony

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

  • anthony

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

  • Umair

    that would be awesome!

  • Umair

    that would be awesome!

  • Umair

    that would be awesome!

  • Robert Stuczynski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Angie

    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!

  • Angie

    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!

  • Angie

    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!

  • Christopher

    Wow! Can’t wait.

  • Christopher

    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.

  • Christopher

    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.

  • Rich

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

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

  • Felipe

    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..

  • Felipe

    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..

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

  • Felipe

    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..

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

  • Rich

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

  • Christopher

    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.

  • Christopher

    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.

  • Installing Apache, MySQL, and

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

  • MSherwood

    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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • jcterry

    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?

  • jcterry

    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?

    • 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.

  • jcterry

    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?

    • 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.

  • Rich

    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.

  • Installing Wordpress on Your L

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

  • Johm101

    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.

  • Johm101

    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.

  • Johm101

    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.

  • Installing Drupal on Your Loca

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

  • Francisco Wesley

    Rich, if possible post how to install PhpNuke too.

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

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

  • Installing LDAP Integration Mo

    […] 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 […]

  • Rich

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

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  • Dark Soul

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

  • Dark Soul

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

  • Dark Soul

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

  • Emil

    these guides are awesome


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