ok, in my Xampp connection, I configured the port to 82. I have IIS and apache, so I had to reconfigure that. With the database connection, what else do I need to do? It shows the testing connected successfully through DSN. I am not using php MyAdmin. Do I need to download that anyway even though I'm using SQL server?
As far as errors, when I try to view my php file via the browser (to test the site) it shows I need to have a server for this. I have done this many times (tried setting it up). Is this the same server as my html file? There's something I'm not doing right. Thanks!