How to Setup a Virtual Server Using Wamp

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How to Setup a Virtual Server Using Wamp

Create your project directory

c:/wamp/www/project-name

Open Wamp & Click Add a Virtual Host

Fill out both of the inputs outlined in read

  1. enter the name of your site. I use projectname.test
  2. Enter the path to the directory you just created in step 1

Clear Hosts DNS Cache

Open command line and enter ipconfig /flushdns

Restart Wamp

Enter your virtual host projectname.test

 

Are you installing WordPress?

Create a database following these instructions

Download the latest wordpress files and unzip in your project folder

Then visit your virtual host you created above to enter your database credentials.

  1. Database name
  2. Database username – if using wamp should be root
  3. Database password – if using wamp password should be blank
  4. Database host – if wamp use localhost
  5. Table prefix (if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database)

Written by: Jacob Lett, a website designer & developer who creates HubSpot CMS themes and writes web design & marketing books to help marketers, designers, and web developers grow their businesses. This blog is my own personal journal and source to help others through some challenges I have faced.
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