WAMP : Some useful pointers

First of all, the location of web root with reference to my test machine :


My Root username was root and no password


To start the service you can start wampserver. This creates a control instance to the right bottom side. You can left click over the icon and you can find all the options to run/stop/restart services or could manually start / stop mysql / apache services from the pop up menu.


Virtual host setting up


Location : D:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.11\conf

Open httpd.conf and uncomment below line to look as below

# Virtual hosts
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Vhost files are located inside


with name : httpd-vhosts.conf. Add virtual host to this.


If you want to configure a folder to be accessible from outside add something as below on the httpd.conf file:

<Directory “D:/wamp/www/saffron/sites/modules/_custom/sync/”>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride all
Order Deny,Allow
Allow from all
Allow from

—————importing a sql dump from prompt——————————

If you got a dump file , which is large and phpmyadmin doesnt support you can use the mysql command prompt. The wampserver control panel gives a mysql console which I found tough to do a import.

I did , by opening up a windows command prompt, typing in the path to mysql.exe and username and password and path to the dump file as below.Note, the sql dump , was placed in the same bin folder.

C:\>D:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.1.32\bin\mysql -u{dbusername} -p{dbpassword} {dbname} < D:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.1.32\bin\sqldump.sql


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