How to install XAMPP in Windows 7 – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

How to install XAMPP in Windows 7. In this step by step Lucid Nerd tutorial I will cover downloading and installing XAMPP server in Windows 7. I will show you how to get up and running with XAMPP including writing your first simple PHP script and show you where to save it so that the Apache web server can access it and display it in the web browser.

How to install XAMPP in Mac OSX – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

In this Lucid Nerd tutorial I will cover the downloading and installation of the XAMPP server on Mac OSX. I will also cover how to write a very simple PHP script and show you where to place your PHP files so that the Apache Web Server can display them in your web browser.

Disable trackpad auto-click in Windows 7 – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

How to disable the trackpad auto-click in Windows 7. In this Lucid Nerd tutorial I will cover how to diasble the trackpad auto-click / auto-select feature in Windows 7 including turning off tapping for laptop users.

Changing the Apache Root WWW Directory in WAMP Server

Changing the Apache root www directory in WAMP Server. In this tutorial I will cover how to change the default www directory that Apache looks in to serve your files, to some other folder on your harddrive.

How to Change the Default Apache Port in WAMP Server

How to Change the Default Apache Port in WAMP Server. I this tutorial I will cover how to change the default port in the Apache web server in WAMP. This is a great check to try if you think you may have a port 80 conflict. If you have Skype or Microsoft’s Web Deployment Agent Service on your computer you may have a port 80 conflict that is stopping WAMP from starting. This tutorial will guide you through the steps to help you change Apache’s default port and try to identify a conflict.

Installing Joomla 1.7 – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

A step by step guide to installing Joomla 1.7. In this Lucid Nerd tutorial I will cover installing Joomla on your computer for local web development. If you do not have an AMP Stack (Apache, MySQL and PHP) installed on your computer you can use one of the links below for a tutorial on how to install WAMP for Windows users or MAMP for Mac users.

Installing WAMP Tutorial
Installing MAMP Tutorial

Installing Drupal 7 – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

Installing Drupal a Beginners Guide. In this step by step tutorial I will cover how to download and install the content management system Drupal, so you can begin to learn or develop Drupal web sites locally on your computer. If you do not have an AMP Stack( Apache, MySQL and PHP ) installed on your computer you can use one of the links below to install WAMP for Windows or MAMP for Mac.

Installing WAMP Tutorial
Installing MAMP Tutorial

Installing WordPress – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

How to install WordPress on Windows or Mac OSX. In this Lucid Nerd tutorial I will cover how to download and install WordPress on your computer in WAMP ( Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP ) or MAMP( Mac, Apache, MySQL and PHP ) for local web development. I will show you how to make a database to hold WordPress and how to correctly edit the WordPress wp-config file so your installation of WordPress will run smoothly.  If you do not have an AMP Stack( Apache, MySQL and PHP ) installed on your computer you can use one of the links below to install WAMP for Windows or MAMP for Mac.

Installing WAMP Tutorial
Installing MAMP Tutorial

Start – Stop Services Microsoft’s IIS in Windows 7 – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

How to start and stop Microsoft’s IIS ( Internet Information Services ) or more specifically Microsoft’s Web Deployment Agent Service in Windows 7. If you have installed Microsoft’s Visual Web Developer and now WAMP or XAMPP will not start you will need to stop the Web Deployment Agent Service in Windows to avoid a port 80 conflict. This Lucid Nerd tutorial will walk you through the steps to get your WAMP or XAMPP Server up and running again. If you have a “PID 4 System” using port 80 problem, this will also solve your problem.

Setting the MySQL Password in WAMP – Lucid Nerd Tutorial

In this Lucid Nerd tutorial I will cover how to set a password for MySQL in the WAMP Server stack. When you download WAMP there is no MySQL password to protect your database. With these easy steps you can protect your MySQL database while you develop PHP driven web sites locally on your computer.