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I was wondering if you knew anything about web hosting. I have been coding for about 3 years now, and have been using the basic Filezilla server. But I am starting to branch out to learn different languages such as PHP and I would like to learn how to set up the contents of a WAMP so I can do things like setting up an .htaccess. I have been trying for hours and I cant find anything on how to do this, because to my understanding, you need apache to setup an .htaccess. Whenever I try to setup an apache server I get an error. Can you help me at all?

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Hi Cody - while I'm not an expert at hosting technology by any means, for coding purposes I've successfully set up Wamp and Mamp on my local machines.

There is a plethora of tutorials on the web, and I find YouTube works well for me.  Just search "setting up WAMP" or "WAMP Tutorial" - you'll find the best help there.

Also, the instructions for the respective services are quite helpful.

Good luck!

Ken

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Ken Ivey

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I've been developing websites for almost 20 years. If you have questions like these, I can help! Should I try this myself or hire a professional? What tools do I need? How do I sell products online? How do I make money with my website? Can I create a website without buying expensive software? How do I design a website FAST? How do I market my website? Is a BLOG a website? How do I put video on my website? What is website hosting? When will search engines find my website? OK, I've found a site I like - but now what? Can I make my website a subscription site?

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I have over 20 years of practical experience with web-related issues, and some military computer training. I've worked for a computer manufacturer, and own a small technology company specializing in web-design, hosting, and internet media production. I am the webmaster of several sites, and e-newsletter editor for Rotary District 6760 which is comprised of 65 clubs throughout middle Tennessee.

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I'd like to say a diploma from a revered educational facility hangs on my wall, and perhaps someday it will. In reality, everything I know has been self-taught, much of it done so in the hallowed halls of that venerable institution called "The School of Hard Knocks". (I have taken courses at a local community college, and received military computer programming training as well.)

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