Adding Websites

Sending Mail by Apache, PHP, and Webapps

Apache Startup and Running Issues

Opening Up Port 80 For Apache to Use On Windows

Increasing Apache + PHP Limits and Timeouts

Running Perl Scripts


Enabling Online and Internet Access of Websites For WAMP Server

Installing WAMP on Windows 8 (and Windows Server 2012)

Running Websites on Non-Standard Ports

Fixing SSL / HTTPS connections not reaching correct website for Windows XP users

Apache Crash Recovery

Setting the Default Timezone for PHP Correctly

Accessing MySQL or phpMyAdmin From Outside

Resetting MySQL Root Password

WAMP is Running Very Slow

Unlock and Unblock the Windows Hosts File

Building Apache 2.2 on Windows

Howto Update WampDeveloper's Apache PHP MySQL Versions

Upgrading WampDeveloper Versions

Changing Default DocumentRoot Folder To Custom Location

Moving Websites and Databases Between 2 WAMP Installs

WAMP's "Internal Server Error" Message

Howto Switch WampDeveloper's Apache PHP MySQL Branches

Browser's "Could Not Find" or "Could Not Display" Webpage Message

Howto Start Memcached and Enable php_memcache in WAMP

Howto Start MongoDB and Enable php_mongo in WAMP

WampDeveloper 5 Known Issues and Solutions

Running Multiple Versions of PHP 5 Under Apache Side-by-Side

Using Custom Apache PHP MySQL Versions Under WampDeveloper

Hosting Apache and WAMP Websites on Azure Cloud

How to Transfer a Local MySQL Database to Another Server

Website Only Shows Text Content With All Graphics Missing

Using Gmail and MSMTP To Send Mail From PHP

Setting Up An FTP Connection To WAMP

Enabling WampDeveloper's PHP OPcache (OPcode Cache)

Installing PEAR For WAMP

IE Displaying Pages Differently Between Website on Local Host and Website on Live Server

Enabling IonCube Loader in WAMP

How to Uninstall WampDeveloper

Accessing Websites on a Local Network (LAN) Web Server

Download Speed Limit and Throttling for Apache 2.4

Blocking Download Managers and Accelerators

Setting MySQL Root Password

Setting File Permissions with chmod on Windows for Apache and PHP

Load Testing Apache with AB (Apache Bench)

Web.Developer Pro v4 Download Links

Installing Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate Bundled with Root and Intermediate CA Certificates on Apache

Installing and Running Ghost CMS under Apache

Running PHP Scripts as Cron Jobs on Windows

Connecting WAMP Server to Oracle With PHP's php_oci8_11g.dll

Using phpMyAdmin to Create a MySQL Database, User, Password

Removing Sender's IP Address From Email's Received: From Header

Unable to load or find PHP extension php_intl.dll

Connecting PHP to MS SQL Server

Installing and Using ImageMagick with Imagick PHP Extension (php_imagick.dll) on WAMP

Running PHP Scripts Outside of DocumentRoot

Limiting Access To Apache's VirtualHosts To Local Network (LAN) Only

How To Access Local Website from Internet

Display Country Stats In Awstats By Using GeoIP

Enabling Zend Guard Loader for PHP 5.4, 5.3, or Zend Optimizer for PHP 5.2

PHP "Call to undefined function mb_detect_encoding" Error

Configuring NetBeans 8 with XDebug Connection on WAMP

Netbeans "Waiting For Connection (netbeans-xdebug)" Issue

PHP And Mysql Error 'TYPE=MyISAM' With Failure To Install Php Script

Assigning a Dedicated IP Address to a Website

Installing APC for PHP 5.5 and 5.6

Error "Warning: mysql_pconnect(): MySQL server has gone away..."

Upgrading WampDeveloper Simplified

Binding Apache to a Specific Or Secondary IP Address

Rotating Apache Logs Daily With RotateLogs.exe

The Easiest WordPress Multisite Howto (with Domain Mappings)

Web.Developer Pro's Web-app Auto-Installer Internals

Installing WAMP on Windows Server 2012

Redirect All HTTP Traffic To HTTPS (Port 443)

Running EXE and BATCH Files As CGI Scripts In Apache Under Windows

Generating and Installing Wildcard and Multi-Domain SSL Certificates

Running IIS and Apache Together On the Same Server at the Same Time

Forcing a PDF or DOC to Open in Browser Rather Than Downloading

Redirecting "/" Root URL to Another Sub-Directory or URL

Automatically Recover From MySQL Crashes and Table Errors

Auto Correct Broken and Mis-Encoded Links to Your Site

MySQL Error "Incorrect integer value '' for column 'name' at row 1"

Running .NET 3.5 App on .NET 4.5 of Windows 8 and Server 2012

MySQL ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'db_user_name'@'localhost'

Laravel - No supported encrypter found. The cipher or key length are invalid.

Laravel's Key size not supported by this algorithm. Only keys of sizes 16, 24 or 32 supported.

Wordpress - Changing the Temp Directory

Running PHP exec() Shell Functions On WAMP

Installing GeoIP Apache Module to Get Country From IP Address

Optimized WAMP Setting For Increased Performance

Send mail through Wordpress (without using SMTP plugins)

WAMP Apache Won't Start on Windows 10

Parsing .HTML and .HTM Files as PHP (with htaccess)

Accessing Remote Databases Using Local PhpMyAdmin

Installing mod_cloudflare Apache Module To Get Real Visitor IP Addresses

Enabling Mass Virtual Hosting

How to enable cURL and curl_exec in PHP

Installing StartCom's StartSSL SSL Certificates for Apache (on WAMP)

MySQL Error "Impossible to write to binary log since BINLOG_FORMAT = STATEMENT"

MySQL Won't Start Because of InnoDB Table Corruption (Repair and Recover Database)

Automatically Backup MySQL Databases on Windows (WAMP)

Disabling SSLv3 in Apache By Setting SSLProtocol (be aware of VirtualHost issue)

Using Dropbox To Host or Backup Websites and Database Folders on Windows

Running Apache and MySQL side-by-side with IIS (or WebMatrix and Web Platform)

How to automatically restart Apache Service on Windows (and recover from crash)

Changing WampDeveloper's Default Text Editor and Browser

WordPress Downloading Update with Fatal Error "Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded".

Using Latest Apache, PHP, and MySQL Versions with Web.Developer Pro

MySQL 5.7 Start Error "TryAcquireSRWLockExclusive could not be located..."

Install and Enable Zend Guard Loader for PHP 5.6

Running PHP 7.1 on WampDeveloper 5.4


Hosting Websites with Web.Developer Pro

Web.Developer Pro is configured, by default, to pick up and answer all requests it receives (access to websites is not blocked)... But these requests have to get to Web.Developer Pro first.

Connecting DreamWeaver with Web.Developer Pro

How-to set up a connection with DreamWeaver to a website, and also to a database.

Running and Integrating Apache, Tomcat and IIS with Web.Developer Pro

Web.Developer Pro only works directly with Apache but can be configured to run on the same system with Tomcat and IIS, and to transparently forward specific requests to these server applications for processing.

Performing a Clean Re-Install of Web.Developer Pro
Migrating (moving) Websites to Another Installation of Web.Developer Pro

Web.Developer Pro's structure is designed for modularity, ease-of-use, ease-of-upgrade, and ease-of-migration. Moving websites is a very simple process.

Backup and Restore of Websites, Databases, and Web.Developer Pro
Protecting Folders using Passwords with Web.Developer Pro

How-to generate an .htpasswd file with the proper usernames and passwords in it by using Apache's 'htpasswd.exe' application.

Restricting Access to Websites and Directories with Web.Developer Pro

How-to use an .htaccess file to granted/restricted access to websites and folders.

SSL Private Key and Public Certificates Setup for a Website with Web.Developer Pro

How-to use OpenSSL to create a private key, a certificate signing request, and then utilize the certificate (public key) with Apache.

How To Enable WebDav on Apache for a Website with Web.Developer Pro

How-to enable WebDav in a website's /share URL + folder with correct user/password authentication. Then map a network drive to that share with the native Windows XP/Vista/7 WebDav client.

Manually Installing Web Applications

Web.Developer Pro can install web applications such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, MediaWiki and phpBB3 automatically. These instructions are for installing web applications manually.

Manual Installation of Web Applications with Web.Developer Pro

The general, high-level overview of the wep application installation process.

Manual Installation of WordPress with Web.Developer Pro

In this how-to we will create a website, set up a database, and install wordpress into the /blog URL-space. This tutorial should take about 10 minutes to do.

Manual Installation of Drupal with Web.Developer Pro

In this how-to we will create a website, set up a database, and install drupal to run the entire website. This tutorial should take about 15 minutes to do.

Tutorials and Guides

Building a Web Server, for Windows and Linux

Windows - Building From Source

Working with Command Shell (for Windows)


Apache 2.2/2.0 with mod_ssl, mod_security, mod_deflate






Windows - Binary Install

Tomcat 5.5 with mod_jk


PHP 4.4

PHP 5.1





Linux - Building From Source



Apache with mod_ssl, mod_delfate


Linux - Binary Install


Apache 2.0 httpd.conf Configuration Help

win32 httpd.conf -- secured, optimized, minimized; with support for PHP (module) and mod_deflate

linux httpd.conf -- secured, optimized, minimized; with support for PHP (module) and mod_deflate

clean logs -- filter out the requests of worm/virus infected hosts from your logs

CGI -- enable the execution of CGI scripts

Apache::ASP -- enable the execution of ASP scripts

true bytes sent -- report the correct bytes sent value on partial (206) requests

mod_deflate -- enable the compression of outgoing content



Is Linux on Dell a Pipe Dream? -- The real cost of delivering Desktop Linux to the average Dell home-user

Is Ubuntu Linux slowing dying? -- Capitalizing the Linux Desktop

Apache Performance Tuning -- Specifics on increasing the performance of an Apache-based Web Server

The correct way to configure PHP -- Criticisms of the PHP.NET Manual on integrating PHP with Apache2

Stability, production-readiness, and legacy releases -- The meaning of true stability and production readiness

SSL Private/Public Key-Pair Setup for Apache 2.0

phpBB mods -- Optimizing phpBB 2.0 for Search Engines, Page Rank, and Security


Access Control -- Implement user/password-protected directories

Building under VC++ 6.0 and VS.NET -- Which compiler should you use with the WAMP stack

PHP v5.1 and v4.4 apache2handlers for Apache 2.2 -- Integrating Apache 2.2 with PHP v5.1 and v4.4


System Administration

General Tips

System Development -- Building a new Kernel