Apache, MySQL & PHP for Windows

Written by Sanjib Ahmad

Apache, MysQL and PHP for Windows could be a nice nice thing to have on your Windows workstation. You could try and experiment with all kinds of nice PHP and MySQL based applications right on your Windows desktop running Apache, instead of having to access a full-featured server.

Most people have Windows as their workstation and it can be sometimes difficult to switch to another operating system. So, you may have always wanted to run PHP applications on your Windows machine but wondered if it is too difficult to install or ifrepparttar hassle will be worth it.

This article gives yourepparttar 142824 essential information to get started right away. Even if you are a seasoned PHP, MySQL and Apache guru,repparttar 142825 checklist below will still be helpful in your installation process.

There are lots of 3rd party software that bundles Apache, MySQL & PHP in one package and installs them on our computer. We do not recommend this and suggest that you directly get Apache, MySQL & PHP from their official sites.

Apache 1. Get Apache 1.3.33 from here: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi. 2. Choose a mirror close to you and inrepparttar 142826 same page, look forrepparttar 142827 Win32 Binary (Self extracting) file: apache_1.3.33-win32-x86-no_src.exe. 3. Downloadrepparttar 142828 file and save it on your hard disk. Runrepparttar 142829 installer andrepparttar 142830 self-extracting wizard will guide you throughrepparttar 142831 rest ofrepparttar 142832 steps. Choose allrepparttar 142833 default settings and run Apache as a service. 4. Remember to put "localhost" when asked for a Server name/Domain name. Use "administrator@localhost" when asked forrepparttar 142834 administrative email account. 5. Now point your browser to: http://localhost and you should see an Apache Test Page. 6. You can change this page by creating an "index.html" page here "C:Program FilesApache GroupApachehtdocs". 7. You can manually start and stoprepparttar 142835 Apache server. In a Windows command prompt, type "net stop apache" or "net start apache".

MySQL 1. Get MySQL 4.1.7 from here: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/4.1.html 2. Underrepparttar 142836 Windows downloads section, choose Windows Essentials (x86) and click onrepparttar 142837 Pick a Mirror link. 3. Downloadrepparttar 142838 file mysql-4.1.7-essential-win.msi and save it on your hard disk. Runrepparttar 142839 installer andrepparttar 142840 self-extracting wizard will guide you throughrepparttar 142841 rest ofrepparttar 142842 steps. Rememberrepparttar 142843 root password when prompted for it inrepparttar 142844 installation process. 4. Oncerepparttar 142845 installation is done, on your Windows toolbar, go to "Start->Programs->MySQL->MySQL Server 4.1->MySQL Command Line Client". 5. Typerepparttar 142846 root password and you should be logged in torepparttar 142847 MySQL shell. 6. Type "show databases;" to seerepparttar 142848 list of databases. Type "quit" when you are done.

7 Questions to Understand Your Customer Better

Written by Sanjib Ahmad

Customer service questionnaires can help your clients better understand their requirements. Your clients can benefit by:

* Focusing on immediate project requirements * Increased awareness of budgeted time and finances * Better understanding of project goals * Setting priorities of essential project features * Planning for project post-implementation phase

Onrepparttar other hand, you as a service provider will have a clearer understanding of what your clients want. This will help you to suggest your clientsrepparttar 142823 exact services they need.Here is a sample questionnaire that we have developed. We found that it is helpful to customers and can even improve your closing rate of sales by 20%.

1. Website objective: (please describe in one sentence)

2. Amongrepparttar 142824 following features, please rate 1-5 which ones you would want for your site.

(must have=5) (good to have=4) (not sure=3) (maybe later=2) (never want=1)

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