Setting up wordpress locally
Posted by: infotush (103.203.66.---)
Date: March 17, 2018 04:11PM

Hello members, i am new to word press and learning every day in a mission to become a pro

Recently i have installed word press locally and trying to set up the Wamp server. This led me to check few articles and video online with the set up procedure. My question is why do we have to unzip the wordpress folder inside wamp/www folder . Is there any science behind it?

Thanks, your answers will be appreciated

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Re: Setting up wordpress locally
Posted by: Otomatic (Moderator)
Date: March 17, 2018 06:24PM

Hi,

Wampserver is an http and mysql server as are the vast majority of hosters' servers in the world.
With a host, you unzip Wordpress in a folder on your site, but what you are not aware of is that you are ultimately doing it in a VirtualHost.
So, you have to do the same thing with Wampserver, i.e. create a VirtualHost, validate it, then unzip Wordpress in this VirtualHost you just created.

Then, simply calling your VirtualHost, containing Wordpress, by its name will automatically launch the Wordpress installation procedure, for example 'http://mywordpress/'.

See : The need for Virtual Host and Wampserver 3 - Create or add a VirtualHost

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Re: Setting up wordpress locally
Posted by: infotush (220.225.32.---)
Date: March 19, 2018 08:53PM

Thank you so much otomatic for your reply
that will be really helpful to me

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