How to Access WAMP Server from other Computer in LAN Network or Workgroup
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
Looking for better Web Server? Beginning to explore the Web Development World? Then you probably need a good web development tools for it? If you intend to make a quick management and development of Web Server, all you need is WAMP if you are a Windows user or LAMP if you are a Linux user.
But for now, let’s discuss WAMP on How to Access it via LAN network or from other computer.
1.)If all you need is to access it via your LAN Network (Internal IP Address), such as your computer and then access it thru another computer in the network. Then there is no need for DOMAIN or External IP Address. (For example: 192.168.11.3 is your Local Area Network IP Address) -> This is all you need to access someone’s shared computer and also Web Server.
Install WAMP (Instructions click here), then after installing WAMP, install Navicat Lite (Instructions click here). Then locate your wamp directory, if you installed it at C:\ then C:\wamp is the directory then go thru the directory www (C:\wamp\www), then put all necessary web files there.
(Note: Delete the index.php located on www directory; this is a default homepage which reveals your web server information)
3.)Run the WAMP Server, then locate it at your taskbar, usually in the hidden taskbars near the date/time, then click it (LEFT-CLICK), then go to Apache, then click httpd.conf file to open it.
4.)From there (httpd.conf), look further into the lines. Like these lines below.
Deny from all
Edit it, by adding the line Allow from all (between Directory tags), delete the Deny from all or comment it. See the sample picture below.
Restart Apache Web Server Service.
That’s all you need if you need to access it via LAN Network (Internal IP Address), or from other computer in your private network.
Put the WAMP Server Online. 😀
(Note: If you are going to used WordPress, and used pretty urls or permalinks, then you have to enable the mod_rewrite module of Apache. To access it, click Apache( left-click), then go to Apache, then Apache modules, then from there search the rewrite_module, click it to activate it then restart the Apache web server.)
Related Articles / Links / References / Entries:
WAMP Official Site
Download Navicat Lite Official Site
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