We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

Apache self-configuration

abrodski
abrodski asked
on
Medium Priority
235 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hello!
There's something I don't understand...I use XP Pro and I had IIS.I used visual HTML editor Nvu to create a test web site (just most basic home page)...Then I removed IIS and by using Xampp,I installed Apache,My SQL,Php and Joomla! on my PC...Now there's a part that I can't figure out:
While installing Xampp-Joomla! I never input any info about my site's static IP or domain name etc.
So how come when I go to my web site it works on the IP and URL that it used to work with CONFIGURED IIS (I mean, I did configured the IIS so it worked,but I removed it from the system,but I never even touched Apache yet-well,I don't even know how to use it to begin with).
Well,when I think of it now...I don't recall configuring IP-domain name stuff on IIS either...What I was configuring was home directory etc.So possibly this question refers to BOTH IIS and Apache.The only thing I can think of is...since I defined DNS servers and they have my DNS A records connecting my IP and my domain name...and since I'm on that same IP...Apache kinda configures itself without my intervention.
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview

Author

Commented:
so there's no need to tweak Apache at all if all I have is just one web site?
And if I want to use also mail server like hMailServer or CommunigatePro? or those are not connected to Apache in any way?
And if I installed Apache under Xampp-would it mean that Apache is already configured right?
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.