Tag Archive: wamp

October 23, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HOW TO SCHEDULE BACKUPS FOR WAMP FILES AND DATABASES

HOW TO SCHEDULE BACKUPS FOR WAMP FILES AND DATABASES

I managed to figure out a way to backup the WAMP files and databases by using the Windows Task Scheduler and a batch file. The batch file includes using mysqldump (already part of the WAMP install), 7-zip (a free open source compression tool) and gzip (for the database compression). BATCH FILE Let’s have a look […]

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June 3, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

How to disable directory browsing in WAMP

How to disable directory browsing in WAMP

If you’re using WAMP and are browsing a folder without an index.php or index.html file, the WAMP server will display all the files contained in that folder. Here’s an example:   This can become a security risk as the visitor is able to browse and download all the files. In order to disable this you […]

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May 23, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

How to enable external web access for WAMP

How to enable external web access for WAMP

I’ve been using WAMP for several years but keep forgetting one simple step when trying to get WAMP setup up for external access i.e. allow external computer to connect to it. What you need to do is open the httpd.conf file and find this code: Existing: [codesyntax lang=”php”]

[/codesyntax] Replace it with [codesyntax lang=”php”]

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Cron Batch File for WAMP

Cron Batch File to run a php file in WAMP DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU’VE READ?Join our subscription list and receive our content right in your mailbox. If you like to receive some Great deals our Freebies then subscribe now! Name Email Share me…Facebook0Pinterest0TwitterStumbleUpon0Linkedin

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February 23, 2015   /   by Marco   /   , , , , ,

How to disable synchronisation for a mySQL database table

How to disable synchronisation for a mySQL database table

In a previous post, I wrote an article on how to setup database replication using mySQL. I recently had to figure out a way to exclude a database table in the replication process and this is what I had to do: NOTE: I’m using WAMP as my website hosting software Open up the my.ini file under […]

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October 29, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

How to add Virtual Hosts to WAMP

How to add Virtual Hosts to WAMP

I’ve done this many times in the past, but for some reason I forgot the actual steps so decided to write them down. Here’s the steps: 1. edit the httpd.conf file located in C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache[version number]\conf 2. Search for Virtual hosts and remove the # [codesyntax lang=”php”]

[/codesyntax] 3. No open the httpd-vhosts.conf file located in C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache[version […]

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August 30, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , , , , , ,

WAMP: Free up disk space and disable binary Logging in MySQL

WAMP: Free up disk space and disable binary Logging in MySQL

Our Windows VPS server was running out of disk space (had only 1GB out of 40GB) and I decided to run a scan to check which files and directories was using the most amount of space. You can use an open source tool called WinDirStat Portable to run the scan. After you run the scan, […]

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August 9, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

How to create CRON jobs (Scheduled Tasks) in WAMP

How to create CRON jobs (Scheduled Tasks) in WAMP

What is WAMP? WAMP is a Windows based web development platform that allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and MySQL. It is basically a package that you run on your Windows OS and it will turn the device into a web server. What is a CRON job? Ok, so CRON jobs is […]

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June 12, 2014   /   by Marco   /   , , ,

How to enable GZIP on a WAMP server

How to enable GZIP on a WAMP server

There’s a few way to enable GZIP on a WAMP server and here’s what I did to get mine working. This was tested with WAMP version 2.2 WHY ENABLE GZIP? This will increase the speed it takes to load your website. Data is compressed before it is sent and decompressed at the receiver end. This process […]

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