I recently installed XAMPP v1.8.1 on an 8GB USB stick. Works fine. Until I try to use it on a WAMP/LAMP machine. I finally managed to ferret out the places to change the Apache port so that the stick uses 8080. However, I cannot get MySQL to run when I change the port to 3308 - or anything other than 3306.
This stick is going to be used in a business - my sailing friend's - to track students, courses, dates, grades, course materials shipments ... y'know, all that minor detail stuff that needs to be recorded
. Yes, it should be done on a dedicated machine with a dedicated admin. Business not big enough to support that, financially, at this time.
Three (3) machines currently in his office, two (2) of which have WAMP installations that cannot be removed. Rather than move the operator from machine to machine, we want to be able to move the USB stick. But that's not a viable option until I can get this MySQL conundrum resolved.
I've run multiple instances of MySQL in the past on ports 3306, 3307, & 3308. (Needed different versions for then current developments being processed.) So, I know it's possible, or at least, it was
Every time I've tried XAMPP in the past, I've ended up throwing it out because of configuration issues, but I cannot do that this time - I need to make it work. (I've asked over at the XAMPP forum (Apache Friends), but get no response
.) The event and error logs aren't telling me anything useful. I'm in hopes that some of you here will be able to point out some - probably obvious
- oversight on my part to get this thing working as it should.