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Cannot install Wamp Server

4 years 6 months ago #111602 by honeyflowfarm
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I had wamp installed and working perfectly on my computer. Then I had to re-install Windows 7 and now trying to put wamp back on.
I downloaded and installed: wampserver2.5-Apache-2.4.9-Mysql-5.6.17-php5.5.12-32b

It installed ok but I have this error:


Then I looked in google and found lots of links and downloaded and installed : vcredist_x86(3)

Nothing seems to help - any ideas?

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4 years 6 months ago #111614 by Nick
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Hi honeyflowfarm,

First, please make sure you're only installing from official Microsoft sites so that you don't unintentionally install malicious software.

Please find out if you're running a 32 bit or 64 bit version:
windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/find-out-32-or-64-bit

Afterward, download:
www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679

If you're running a 32 bit version, install the vcredist_x86.exe file. If you're running a 64 bit version, install the vcredist_x64.exe file.

Afterward, restart your computer.

That should hopefully work for you.

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Nick

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4 years 6 months ago #111618 by honeyflowfarm
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That is exactly what I did - running a 32 bit version, installed the vcredist_x86.exe file, restarted computer and still received same error message. I downloaded from the same site link you just gave me. I had the old install copied (with all the www folders) and even re-named it wamp.old and let the new install create a new wamp folder - but no difference. I have un-installed and reinstalled wamp a few times already.

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4 years 6 months ago #111682 by Nick
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HI honeyflowfarm,

I did some more research and looks like WAMP also uses some of the files from MS Visual C++ 2008. Please install the following package as well:
www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/confirmation.aspx?id=29

Restart your computer afterward.

Hopefully it works after this attempt.

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4 years 6 months ago #111698 by honeyflowfarm
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I made some progress but there is still a problem.
I installed all of the redistributable packages for all the years I could find and it did not help.
Then I installed a full trial copy of c++2013 and wamp now opened.

However, I cannot get my project (folders) opened. Image is attached that I can see my config page. All the tools and links open EXCEPT for the projects folders. I cannot get to them at all. If I click on them, it goes on line to a search page or something like the folder. (like the address is not correct)

Looking on line I see there is something different about this new wamp version. Some even said it is difficult to move to a live site when project is done. How do I get this fixed. I am tempted to just make a folder on my live site and work on my project there.

Do you still recommend using wamp server on your new joomla install video

Please advise


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4 years 6 months ago #111719 by Valentin
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Hi honeyflowfarm,
I'm sorry to hear all the problems you are having with WAMP.

In your screenshots I can see the projects folder listed. Do you mean you cannot open from that screen?

I hear many people complaining about the last version being complex to install and run.
I personally use XAMPP and MAMP (now available for windows)

After all the issues you are experiencing worth considering a new alternative.

By the way, I shared your feedback about suggesting WAMP in the videos with our trainers.

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4 years 6 months ago #111720 by honeyflowfarm
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All the links on that page will open EXCEPT FOR THE PROJECT LINKS. If I click on them I get a "Server not found

Firefox can't find the server at choir."

The same happens if I try to open "my projects" from the main menu - then it will just open up something on line as if you googled the project name.

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #111722 by Valentin
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All the links on that page will open EXCEPT FOR THE PROJECT LINKS. If I click on them I get a "Server not found

What is the url of one of the projects? Please post in your next reply

For example: http://localhost/something

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #111726 by honeyflowfarm
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From the local host page - when I click on the 'choir" folder i get:



From the "My projects" on the Wamp menu I get:


(Not the above is NOT the site I am working on - just something google found)

If I try entering http://localhost/choir/ in browser I get this error:
Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: La table 'choir.ffhao_session' n'existe pas SQL=DELETE FROM `ffhao_session` WHERE `time` < '1432579819'

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4 years 6 months ago #111735 by Madcockney
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When I have got an instantation error it has been a MySql database connection error going from the redistributables you have installed to an issue with php.ini, passwords and permissions etc. Also if the Mysql data has not gone through an upgrade when you installed data from an earlier version you may get this message. Have a look at this link to see if it gives you some clues. There are also videos covering it on YouTube. www.andrewbrettwatson.com/index.php/more...orrect-and-unchanged

Incidentally I have had WAMP, XAMPP, and MAMP on my Windows 8.1 system. Was not happy with WAMP, though it was working. MAMP, that for Windows is still in Beta, I use as sometimes I need to use different PHP versions, but the fastest to start and stop is XAMPP, and I do feel a little bit more thought has gone into it. One other thing is that some of the versions of the products only run on specific versions of Windows so check that as well if you haven't already.

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4 years 6 months ago #111736 by Valentin
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Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: La table 'choir.ffhao_session' n'existe pas SQL=DELETE FROM `ffhao_session` WHERE `time` < '1432579819'

Even if there is an error from http://localhost/choir/ that is the right path to open your proyects. The error is a separated issue from the project itself.

From now use open in your browser http://localhost/choir/ where choir is the folder of your project.

Please double check MySQL is running and refresh http://localhost/choir/.

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #111744 by Madcockney
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Isn't this an issue that you cannot these days with the later versions of Apache use http://localhost/<yourwebsite>. My understanding is that these have to be set-up as Virtual sites now using vhosts. I am pretty sure that WAMP is one of those that enforces this anyway.

I set up my local test site as virtual sites and I can, if need be, have two or three sites going at the same time using vHost. Another thing is WAMP, well Apache, listening on the correct port? http://localhost/<yourwebsite> would indicate listening on port 80, but if Apache is set to listen on port 9090, which XAMPP uses for instance by default, then you would anyway need http://localhost:9090/<yourwebsite> even if it would work without vhosts. Alternatively you would need to change the Listen directive in httpd.conf to that or add another; "Listen 80" . Of course this may already have been done.

Don't forget that if you use virtual sites then you will need to edit the hosts file accordingly. So if I had a site called Madockney then the entry in the hosts file will be:

127.0.0.1 Madcockney
::1 Madcockney

The latter entry is for IPv6 so will not need it if your computer does not use IPv6, though I always put it in these days so that I get into the habit of IPv6 entries.

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4 years 6 months ago #111757 by Valentin
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Hi Madcockney,

You're right. WAMP server now requires extra setup to get it working. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I find this setup annoying and less user-friendly, fortunately there are easier alternatives like XAMPP or MAMP.

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4 years 6 months ago #111759 by honeyflowfarm
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I am running windows 7 - Should I try installing xampp? could I move my www folders their or would I be starting over.

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4 years 6 months ago #111761 by Valentin
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Hi honeyflowfarm,

Did you had luck by going to http://localhost/yourproject-folder/ in your browser? That seems to work for now.

Please read my previous reply about the error in your project, not in WAMP.

Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: La table 'choir.ffhao_session' n'existe pas SQL=DELETE FROM `ffhao_session` WHERE `time` < '1432579819'


Hopes this clarification helps

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