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Thread began 2/27/2010 11:31 pm by eo.grogg402071 | Last modified 3/02/2010 7:12 pm by Eric Mittman | 881 views | 5 replies |

eo.grogg402071

Requirements

Hello,
Sorry but I am new and trying to get things going...


I have Apache and trying to get a form on my site and have that emailed but can't seem to get it to email?

I know I have to install something on my Server before I can get email working.

I have tried installing PHP 5 on my server and modifying the *.ini file and the Apache 2.2 *.conf file and when I do that my server doesn't restart and I get constant errors?

where can I get some info to get this form working or is there another solution?

any help I would greatly appreciate.

Thanks!
Ernest

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Eric Mittman

You will definitely need to get your server up and running with PHP before you will be able to use Universal Email. You will also need to ensure that you have a SMTP server running to send the emails out.

We have some resources to help you get your testing server setup and defined, here are some links:

Setting up the testing server
xampp_for_windows.php

Defining a dynamic site in DW
dynamic_site_definitions.php

Once you have these things in order and have your SMTP running you will be able to make use of Universal Email to send email messages.

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eo.grogg402071

I will look at those links...thank you very much...

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Eric Mittman

Your welcome, let us know if you have any more questions or if you run into any problems and we will help you with whatever we can.

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eo.grogg402071

great...

I do have a question on this...

sorry I am a newbie...

once i install the xamp, it looks like this installs Apache? Maybe I am misunderstanding but, won't that conflict with Apache already installed? Should I remove my current installation first, then install Xamp?

Since my website is already live I am worried about bringing it down then installing...I guess I would just take my Apache conf file and move it over and move my htdocs files over and it should be back up?

Then, once I go back into Dreamweaver, I should reset up my site for the testing server for PHP?

Then I can setup Universal Email with My SMTP which I have installed on the same server and it does send emails because I already have accounts and customers using this email server.


Am I following or am I way off? sorry I just don't want to loose what I already have up
and running...

Thanks for being patient...

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Eric Mittman

The XAMP will install fresh copies of Apache, MySQL, and PHP. If you have already got an apache server running you should make sure to backup what you have for that server before going this route. After you backup you should also uninstall the current version of Apache before installing this newer one. If there are any problems you should be able to revert to your existing Apache install. You should not be making these types of updates on a live production server though, you should always get the configuration sorted and tested before deploying on your live server.

If you know that you have a valid SMTP server setup then the next thing to do would be to define the site in DW including the testing server. Once that is all done you will be able to create a new page and apply Universal Email to it.

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