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Configuring WampServer
Configuring WampServer
Within the WampServer menu the Apache, PHP, and MySQL options allow us to
configure the various services. We can install modules and add-ons to the different
components, or we can edit the configuration files for them.
There are two main features that need to be enabled:
GD for PHP
Rewrite_module for Apache
Configuration Files
The files my.ini , php.ini , and httpd.conf are the configuration
files for the three services; although we shouldn't need to edit these for
our website, it is important to know where they are, in case we do need
to change them later, as they have a lot of control on how the software
works. More information is available on their respective websites.
PHP's GD2 module is a graphics library that allows PHP to easily manipulate and
manage images, including resizing images, recreating images, adding watermarks
to images, and so on. Drupal has a number of image features that require an image
module to be installed with PHP. By default GD2 is installed with WampServer, but
it is important that we check this and also that we know where the setting is.
PHP's modules are enabled and disabled by clicking the WampServer logo in the
system tray, selecting PHP and then PHP Extensions .
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