How to install Local Server in Windows
What is a local server?
A local server plays an essential role for most programmers. It allows development and testing on the local machine without the concerns of losing Internet connection, unintentionally creating non-permanent security gaps, or constantly uploading data files.
It is employed to gain access to the network services that run on the web host via its loopback network interface. Using the loopback interface bypasses any local network interface hardware.
The local loopback mechanism is advantageous for testing software during development, independently of any networking configurations. For example, when a computer has recently been configured to provide a website, directing a nearby running web browser to http://localhost may display the home page.
On most computer systems, localhost solves to the Internet protocol address 127. 0. 0. 1, which is the most commonly used IPv4 loopback address, and the IPv6 loopback address.
The name localhost is the reserved top-level domain name, put aside to avoid misunderstandings with the definition as a hostname. The IETF(Internet Engineering Task Force) standards restrict domain name registrars from assigning the name localhost in enrollment procedures, such regarding second-level domains.
Examples: XAMPP, LAMP, WAMP etc.
How to install local server?
In this tutorial, I’m going to give you an example with XMPP local server.
1. Firstly we have to download the local server in our windows. www.apachefriends.org >
go through this link.
2. After downloading the local server, run the setup of XAMPP server and click the ‘next button’.
3. After running the XAMPP server, again click the next button.
4. After this, you have to select a folder i.e “c:\xampp” and then click the next button.>
5. After this, your installation has finished.
This process was to install the XAMPP server in your windows. After doing this process you have to start the services of Apache, MySQL, FileZilla, Mercury and Tomcat in XAMPP Server.
Processes for services in XAMPP server
1. Go to the start button and click on the ‘XAMPP control panel’.
2. After clicking on XAMPP control panel, we get a screen of XAMPP server services.
Apache is a service of XAMPP server which is used in PHP. There are two ports and two PID runs in apache
MySQL is also used for PHP in XAMPP server where its port is 3306 and PID are 5928. It is showing on your screen attempting to start MySQL app and to check the Status change detected which are running on the screen.
FileZilla is used for FTP(file transfer protocol) where It is already running on port 21 and 14147 and its PID is 4676.
Mercury is generally used for java. Its port is 21, 79, 105, 106, 110, 143, 2224 and its PID is 5292. It will be showing on your screen attempting to start Mercury app and status change detected: running. Tomcat is also used for java and its port and PID will be showing on the screen.
3. After doing this process go in your C drive of the computer and click a button on XAMPP and then click on ‘htdocs’.
4. After this process click your browser and open “localhost” or “127.0.0.1”. Then you will get your localhost screen.
Now you can upload any HTML, Php, JSP files which work like the host on the server.
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