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Thread began 3/04/2009 4:44 pm by donegan365577 | Last modified 4/06/2009 10:00 am by donegan365577 | 3566 views | 5 replies |


Where do I start?


Ok, I purchase the WebAssist Web Developer Site Package and am now ready to get started designing my web site using Dearmweaver CS3.

I want to start with setting up my DataBase with PHP, so I downloaded the following files from my download account:

PHP_Starting Point

Can someone tell me where do I start with this?

Thank you in advance for any help provided.



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Mark Fletcher

Hi Sheila,

I would suggest that you start by reviewing the Database Starter Kit for PHP. If you need any assistance in setting up PHP and MySQL on your local computer submit a free support ticket. A member of our support team will be more than happy to provide you with instructions on how to accomplish this. :-)

To submit a support ticket, just click on the link I have included below and follow the on-screen instructions.


Regards - Mark
Mark Fletcher | Training Manager | WebAssist

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David StringerBeta Tester

Hi Sheila,

Before going very much further at the moment, I would download Wamp if you're a PC user or Mamp if you're a mac user.

Once installed it will give you the chance to review any work you carry out in Dreamweaver as you build your site.

Hope this helps!


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Getting Started

Thank you Mark and David,

I have downloaded and installed Wamp since I am using a PC with Windows XP, Pro.

From the information I have read and the test I have ran I think I have Wamp up and running.

The only problem I am experiencing now is, when I create a page in Dreamwever and try to vew it I keep getting a "HTTP 404 Page Not Found" message. I receive this message in both IE 7.0 and in FireFox 3.7.

As I stated all the test I have run with PHP and MySql state they are up and running. I can upload to my localhost and create pages using my database.

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.



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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You must be placing your files in the wrong directory or php isn't properly installed, or you are using the wrong URL. A 404 error means the page is not in the location specified.

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Where Do I Start?

Hi Ray,

Thank you for replying.

15 minutes after I posted my message on Saturday I figured out the problem.

The problem was in the URL on the Testing Tab.

I was using back slashes when I needed forward slashes. I am sure I read about this or saw a tutorial about this and had forgotten. 5 days away from the problem also helped.

Now, after two weeks of installing and uninstalling I am happy to be up and running.

Thank you again for replying.


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