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Specific Local Testing Server Guide

Thread began 2/20/2010 5:10 pm by esms | Last modified 2/26/2010 1:04 pm by esms | 5656 views | 28 replies

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Specific Local Testing Server Guide


I'm putting together a video tutorial hoping to solve the problems users are having getting PS3 to work. However, after attempting this with a live server and it not working owing to many hosts not allowing certain permissions and stating security issues, I thought I'd make this a local testing server.

However, I'm not sure if it's a problem with Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Wampserver, PHPMyAdmin or PS3 but the simple installation wizard won't allow me to get past step 2. And, there doesn't seem to be any way of using the program without the 'Simple Installation wizard'.

For speed, in addition to here, I'll post on Adobe's forums too to see if anyone there has any insight.


I've installed 'Wampserver', after having tried it and Xamp. Whichever you use, you need to ensure cURL is working. Inside of Wampserver there is a quick click setting that allows this, rather than having to go through textually changing php.ini files manually. Without this being enabled, you can't get past step 1 of the Simple Installation Wizard. Many Hosting companies don't allow this though owing to what they say are security risks - so, you'll need to choose carefully.

I've unzipped the PS3 files bought from WA and placed the resulting files inside of my Local Host The path is: C:\wamp\www

I ran Wampserver and Started All Services.

At the top of the Wampserver 2 interface is a folder called 'Localhost'. When this is opened, the 'Simple Installation Wizard' opens and halts on Step 2 without certain details being entered. I looked at the PS3 page at WA's site but there doesn't seem to be specific information relating directly to PS3 detailing what gets entered here. So, at present, I'm guessing this is up to the user.

In Wampserver 2, I therefore go to phpMyAdmin, open this and create a new database. I assume you can call this whatever you like (I can't find any suggestion in the PS3 Getting Started guide as to what this needs to be called.)

Open 'Adobe Dreamweaver CS4' and define the site as local and set up as PHP etc.

In the Database tab of DWCS4, create a new database.

When I preview (F12) the INDEX page using the 'Local Host', the same Simple Installation Wizard' opens as earlier and halts in the same place on Step 2. I marry up the database name with the one set in phpMyAdmin, set host as localhost, choose root as user and create a password.

The installtion breaks down here everytime !!!!


I'll keep you posted on what the Adobe forums suggest too, although I won't get chance till later in the week - away on business sadly!!!

To help speed things along though, my neighbour's son said he'll take my laptop down to his 6th Form College on Monday to see if he can get the software running. Hopefully, he'll get chance before I get back.

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