• Free server to learn?
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  • Avatar of Aerkhan
  • I want to learn how to work PHP, MySQL and such, but since I need to have a server I want to have my first server to be free. Now, I'm using it for MediaWiki, as a database as Dandwiki.com so I need atleast 70 MB of space. I found 000webhost.com with 1500 MB of space and 100 GB traffic, so I need some opinions and others to compare. I can't host it myself as I have a bad PC.
  • Avatar of Sharpshooter
  • Use WAMP it will let you host a local web server on your PC with stuff like PHP / MYSQL right off the bat. I know you say your PC is bad, but web servers take very little to run, especially if your just using it to mess around with without any traffic. [url]http://www.wampserver.com/en[/url] And unfortunately if you want to host websites properly, free web hosting wont cut it. If your only just starting to play around with these languages then you dont really need to use a live web server. [URL="http://www.wampserver.com/en/"] [/URL]
  • Avatar of Matoking
  • You could also try XAMPP : [url]http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html[/url] It does the same thing as WAMP, but it is also compatible with Linux and Mac.
  • Avatar of Aerkhan
  • Well, I'm using it as a database. I got it up now at 000webhosting.com (with one hell of problems) [url]http://barbarianrpg.net84.net/[/url] But it works.
  • Avatar of DontDoShit
  • [QUOTE=Aerkhan;35755441]I want to learn how to work PHP, MySQL and such, but since I need to have a server I want to have my first server to be free. Now, I'm using it for MediaWiki, as a database as Dandwiki.com so I need atleast 70 MB of space. I found 000webhost.com with 1500 MB of space and 100 GB traffic, so I need some opinions and others to compare. I can't host it myself as I have a bad PC.[/QUOTE] if u have a domain pm me i can set something up for you
  • Avatar of StinkyJoe
  • Just setup a local Linux Virtual Machine with some flavor of Debian, there's no point in paying for a server just to muck around.
  • Avatar of BBgamer720
  • [QUOTE=StinkyJoe;35792459]Just setup a local Linux Virtual Machine with some flavor of Debian, there's no point in paying for a server just to muck around.[/QUOTE] A Vbox might not be the best idea if his computer is a bit shit. As long as there's enough ram to give at least 256+mb of RAM to the Vbox then he should be alright.
  • Avatar of Kirth
  • For fuck's sake, just download Xampp or Wamp or whichever, install it and be done with it.
  • Avatar of blackfire88
  • Guys... he was just looking for an easy way to do it. You know he isn't going to install WAMP or do anything very technical because there is an easier option. He asked for a good free webhost why not provide it to him..?
  • Avatar of Maurice
  • [QUOTE=blackfire88;35912675]Guys... he was just looking for an easy way to do it. You know he isn't going to install WAMP or do anything very technical because there is an easier option. He asked for a good free webhost why not provide it to him..?[/QUOTE] WAMP isn't exactly rocket science.
  • Avatar of inconspicious
  • [QUOTE=blackfire88;35912675]Guys... he was just looking for an easy way to do it. You know he isn't going to install WAMP or do anything very technical because there is an easier option. He asked for a good free webhost why not provide it to him..?[/QUOTE] WAMP in 3 steps 1: Run setup.exe 2: Right click on it in the system tray and enable Apache, PHP and mySQL 3: Dump your lovely PHP scripts into C:\WAMP\WWW\
  • Avatar of jung3o
  • [QUOTE=inconspicious;35912827]WAMP in 3 steps 1: Run setup.exe 2: Right click on it in the system tray and enable Apache, PHP and mySQL 3: Dump your lovely PHP scripts into C:\WAMP\WWW\[/QUOTE] you have to disable port 80 from skype and teamviewer if you have it on. *hint*options*hint*
  • Avatar of inconspicious
  • [QUOTE=jung3o;35913189]you have to disable port 80 from skype and teamviewer if you have it on. *hint*options*hint*[/QUOTE] Yeah, skype network options, alternate port, 443 if I remember rightly. Apart from that it is really straightforward, it comes preloaded with PHPmyAdmin too.