1. Post #1
    I pushed my dad off the stairs and all I got was he came back
    Aerkhan's Avatar
    October 2009
    4,767 Posts
    I want to learn how to work PHP, MySQL and such, but since I need to have a server I want to have my first server to be free.
    Now, I'm using it for MediaWiki, as a database as Dandwiki.com so I need atleast 70 MB of space.
    I found 000webhost.com with 1500 MB of space and 100 GB traffic, so I need some opinions and others to compare.
    I can't host it myself as I have a bad PC.

  2. Post #2
    Sharpshooter's Avatar
    April 2007
    1,230 Posts
    Use WAMP it will let you host a local web server on your PC with stuff like PHP / MYSQL right off the bat. I know you say your PC is bad, but web servers take very little to run, especially if your just using it to mess around with without any traffic.

    http://www.wampserver.com/en

    And unfortunately if you want to host websites properly, free web hosting wont cut it. If your only just starting to play around with these languages then you dont really need to use a live web server.




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  3. Post #3
    Matoking's Avatar
    June 2010
    508 Posts
    You could also try XAMPP :
    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

    It does the same thing as WAMP, but it is also compatible with Linux and Mac.

  4. Post #4
    I pushed my dad off the stairs and all I got was he came back
    Aerkhan's Avatar
    October 2009
    4,767 Posts
    Well, I'm using it as a database. I got it up now at 000webhosting.com (with one hell of problems) http://barbarianrpg.net84.net/
    But it works.

  5. Post #5
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    Crhem van der B's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,692 Posts
    What's wrong with having a database on your on PC..?
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  6. Post #6
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    DontDoShit's Avatar
    August 2010
    477 Posts
    I want to learn how to work PHP, MySQL and such, but since I need to have a server I want to have my first server to be free.
    Now, I'm using it for MediaWiki, as a database as Dandwiki.com so I need atleast 70 MB of space.
    I found 000webhost.com with 1500 MB of space and 100 GB traffic, so I need some opinions and others to compare.
    I can't host it myself as I have a bad PC.
    if u have a domain pm me i can set something up for you

  7. Post #7
    ~ ducks ~
    Kwaq's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,329 Posts
    easyphp is my fave

  8. Post #8
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    StinkyJoe's Avatar
    June 2006
    2,196 Posts
    Just setup a local Linux Virtual Machine with some flavor of Debian, there's no point in paying for a server just to muck around.
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  9. Post #9
    BBgamer720's Avatar
    November 2011
    482 Posts
    Just setup a local Linux Virtual Machine with some flavor of Debian, there's no point in paying for a server just to muck around.
    A Vbox might not be the best idea if his computer is a bit shit. As long as there's enough ram to give at least 256+mb of RAM to the Vbox then he should be alright.

  10. Post #10
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    Kirth's Avatar
    July 2009
    429 Posts
    For fuck's sake, just download Xampp or Wamp or whichever, install it and be done with it.

  11. Post #11
    blackfire88's Avatar
    April 2011
    288 Posts
    Guys...
    he was just looking for an easy way to do it. You know he isn't going to install WAMP or do anything very technical because there is an easier option. He asked for a good free webhost why not provide it to him..?
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  12. Post #12
    Paid for a title.
    Maurice's Avatar
    June 2005
    6,175 Posts
    Guys...
    he was just looking for an easy way to do it. You know he isn't going to install WAMP or do anything very technical because there is an easier option. He asked for a good free webhost why not provide it to him..?
    WAMP isn't exactly rocket science.
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  13. Post #13
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Guys...
    he was just looking for an easy way to do it. You know he isn't going to install WAMP or do anything very technical because there is an easier option. He asked for a good free webhost why not provide it to him..?
    WAMP in 3 steps

    1: Run setup.exe
    2: Right click on it in the system tray and enable Apache, PHP and mySQL
    3: Dump your lovely PHP scripts into C:\WAMP\WWW\
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  14. Post #14
    jung3o's Avatar
    October 2011
    2,166 Posts
    WAMP in 3 steps

    1: Run setup.exe
    2: Right click on it in the system tray and enable Apache, PHP and mySQL
    3: Dump your lovely PHP scripts into C:\WAMP\WWW\
    you have to disable port 80 from skype and teamviewer if you have it on. *hint*options*hint*

  15. Post #15
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    you have to disable port 80 from skype and teamviewer if you have it on. *hint*options*hint*
    Yeah, skype network options, alternate port, 443 if I remember rightly.
    Apart from that it is really straightforward, it comes preloaded with PHPmyAdmin too.

  16. Post #16
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    The freeman's Avatar
    October 2007
    6,615 Posts
    000webhost is fine, seeing as i am cheap all three of my websites are hosted on there.
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