Access files outside www
Posted by: Smokeymountain (
Date: July 23, 2018 01:16AM

Hey everyone, brand new here and loving it! Just got wordpress installed but I'm stumped on something. Im trying to have wordpress access a folder outside my wamp install on a network drive. Can someone point me in the direction I need? Do I need to setup a virtual host? How do I get a website to access files and folders outside my wamp install?

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Re: Access files outside www
Posted by: RiggsFolly (Moderator)
Date: July 23, 2018 03:16PM


Sorry but this is not really a WAMPServer issue.

I would always suggest that wordpress sites are intalled into a Virtual Host, they are much more predictable that way.
First create the VH and then install WordPress into the VH

To access folder outside the normal DocumentRoot for a site, you need to create an Alias inside the VH definition, see the Apache manual for help with that.

(Windows 10 Pro 64bit) (Wampserver 3.1.3 32bit & 64bit)
<Apache 2.4.29/2.2.31> <PHP 7.2/7.1/7.0/5.6/5.5/5.4> <MySQL 5.7.19/5.6.39/5.5.28>
<MariaDB 10.2.14> <phpMyAdmin4.8.1> <MySQL Workbench 6.3.10>

Read The Manuals Apache -- MySQL -- PHP -- phpMyAdmin
Get your Apache/MySQL/mariaDB/PHP ADDONs here from the WAMPServer alternate Repo
-X-X-X- Backup your MySQL databases regularly Here is How dont regret it later! Yes even when developing -X-X-X-

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