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Setting up of Open Server

October 24, 2017

Setting up of Open Server

   Open Server - is a special web server, designed to web-development, to test web-projects. It includes a set of such applications:

  • Apache - is a robust and flexible open source server;
  • PHP - is a popular programming language for use in web development;
  • PHPMyAdmin - is a special tool built in PHP;
  • Nginx - is another flexible server;
  • MySQL - a system whose purpose is to manage databases;
  • and others.

     In order to get started with the server, you need to install it to get started. It is necessary to download from the official site, respectively, by entering the code from the picture, and by choosing the distribution.

   The Ultimate version is complete. It consists of Apache PHP MySQL Nginx and a software environment with useful software. Premium - Includes only the server part. Basic - the basic version, which does not have a package of additional programs, modules PhpPgAdmin, Git and others.

   After downloading, you need to open the installed file and extract it to disk C, however, more securely store your sites on disk D. Then, by going to this disk, select the folder Open Server and, depending on the size of the Windows system (64 or 86 bit), run the program (on behalf of the administrator).

   If everything is done correctly, after installing in the messages (in other words, the tray) of your computer, a red check box for the Open Server control panel will appear. Then left-click on the checkbox and choose to «run». 

After this, the checkbox will change its color to green. 

   The features of Open Server are:

  • the ability to work from a flash drive;
  • the speed of running the platform;
  • the domain is created by creating a simple folder;
  • protecting the server from external interference;
  • fast access to the domain and modules;
  • the ability to work with Cyrillic domains.

   In order to create a new site, you need to go to a folder named «domains», click on the control panel + create a folder and name your desired one. Then create a new text document in this folder, for example, with the name - index.php - to check the server and enter the title of the header (h1) using a special code. Then restart the server and check the presence of the new site by going to the menu on My Sites.

   Open Server has a good interface, wide opportunities and scope. It is one of the best and most used servers. One of the features is ease of use - a convenient menu, ease of hosting, portability and many other criteria that have significant benefits. The main purpose, as mentioned previously, is the development of sites and their testing on the local network.

  However, which platforms will prevail - to decide for you. Everyone chooses the most comfortable and comfortable for themselves. Therefore, only in practice you will be able to evaluate all the capabilities of the server platforms.

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