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Local Development Environments for Web Design

How to install and configure a local dev environment using LAMP stacks.
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4,383 students enrolled
Created by Kray Mitchell
Last updated 11/2013
English
Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Understand what a Local Development Environment is.
Install and configure MAMP, XAMPP or WAMP to run php & mySQL applications
Install Joomla! or WordPress CMS (Content Management Systems)
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Requirements
  • Macintosh Computer running OX 10.7 or higher OR
  • Windows Computer running Windows Vista or higher
Description

If you have been building websites in HTML and are ready to move forward into using php/MySQL based applications, this course will teach you what a Local Development Environment is and how to install the top CMS software to start development of your website when you're ready.

We will go through the install and setup of MAMP (Mac), XAMPP (Mac) and WAMP (Windows). Once we have the local environment setup and configured, I will show you how to install both Joomla! and WordPress in each system.

Who is the target audience?
  • Web designers looking to move beyond HTML
  • Web Developers who are just learning about Local Development
  • Anybody wanting to setup a local web server quickly and easily
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 31 Lectures Collapse All 31 Lectures 01:37:41
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:31

We will be learning how to install 3 different LAMP stacks for local development. MAMP (Mac), XAMPP (Mac and Windows) and WAMP (Windows)

Introduction
02:31
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MAMP (Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP)
11 Lectures 24:17
Download and Install
02:08

Configuration
03:22

Start Page
01:45

This quick video shows you the phpInfo page and gives you a brief overview on it.

phpInfo
00:41

Creating and deleting databases.

phpMyAdmin
01:56

Where to locate and edit the php.ini file when you need to modify the php configuration.

Finding and Editing the php.ini file.
01:39

Where to locate the httpd.conf file if you need to modify your Apache configuration.

Locate and edit your httpd.conf file
01:33

How to download and install the latest version of the Joomla! CMS into MAMP.

Joomla! Installation on MAMP
04:33

Viewing the database after Joomla! has been installed and how to export the database.

View and Export Joomla! Database in phpMyAdmin
01:47

How to download and install the latest version of the WordPress CMS into MAMP.

WordPress Installation on MAMP
04:12

View and Export WordPress Database in phpMyAdmin
00:41

A quick overview quiz to test your spidey senses...

MAMP in a min.
5 questions
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XAMPP Macintosh (Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl)
10 Lectures 36:01

How to download, install and do the basic configuration of XAMPP for Mac OS X.

Download, Install and Configure
05:43

Review the following options from the left menu: Welcome, Status, Security, Components and Applications. We also do a brief description of the demos.

Welcome and Overview
05:37

Brief overview of the phpInfo page.

phpInfo
00:35

An overview of phpMyAdmin and how to create and/or remove a database.

phpMyAdmin
02:29

A brief overview of Webalizer.

Webalizer
00:57

How to locate and edit your php.ini file in XAMPP

Finding and Editing the php.ini file
02:15

How to download and install the Joomla! CMS into XAMPP.

Joomla! Installation on XAMPP
09:05

How to backup your Joomla! database, drop tables and delete your database.

View and Export Joomla! Database in phpMyAdmin
02:22

Download and install the Wordpress CMS into XAMPP

Wordpress Installation on XAMPP
04:40

How to backup your database, drop tables and remove the database.

View and Export Wordpress database in phpMyAdmin
02:18
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WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP)
9 Lectures 34:52

We will be going through how to download and install WAMP in Windows 7

Download and Install
04:25

This is a review of the Apache and MySQL services from the WAMP menu.

Services
03:34

We will take a look at a few more options in the WAMP menu, as well as the phpInfo file.

WAMP Page and phpInfo
02:37

A quick overview of using phpMyAdmin to create and delete a database.

phpMyAdmin
02:27

A quick overview on how to add and delete a database using SQL Buddy

SQLBuddy
02:16

We go through the process of downloading and installing Joomla! into WAMP

Download and Install Joomla!
08:22

We look at how to backup our Joomla! database, delete our database and drop tables from our database.

Backup, Modify and Delete the Joomla! Database
03:05

How to download and install WordPress into WAMP.

Download and install WordPress
05:31

How to backup and remove your WordPress database, as well as how to drop tables.

Backup, Modify and Delete the Wordpress Database
02:35
About the Instructor
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He's a devil's advocate, he's a strategic thinker, he's a technologist and he's an educator. Since 1997 Kray has been building websites and diving headfirst into the world of web and technology. From building websites to implementing technical solutions for companies of all sizes, he has designed for print, directed for TV, taught in the classroom and mentored the eager.

Kray loves to teach, speak and inspire. With an eclectic background in Information Technology, TV and Film, Graphic Design, he brings a wide range of experience and expertise to all his projects.

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