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Hello:

I've upgraded my Mac OS to Mojave. After launching DW CC, I attempted to activate one of my DW pages but got this message:  "Safari can't connect to the server "localhost". Apple advises me that the "localhost app that I use — XAMPP (5.631-0) — is not a 64-bit version that Mojave will soon require.

I Google-searched "XAMPP 64-bit version for Mojave" and found six versions available. [I planned to attach a screenshot of those versions but I no longer see an option to do that. Is there another way to add screenshots to Adobe forums? Hope so.]

I'll now type the list of versions:

7.1.28 / PHP 7.1.28 @ 144 Mb

7.2.17 / PHP 7.2.17 @ 145 Mb

7.3.4 / PHP 7.3.4 @ 145 Mb

7.1.28 / PHP 7.1.28 @ 305 Mb

7.2.17 / / PHP 7.2.17 @ 306 Mb

7.3.4 / PHP 7.3.4 @ 311 Mb

On what bases do I determine which XAMPP version to choose?

Thanks, in advance.

Hello, again, Nancy:

I've upgraded my host/server to PHP-7.2.

For XAMPP for Mac OS X, I learned that the larger of the two versions of version 7.2.17 is for its upper-level "VM" capability, for which I have no Need. So, I've downloaded the smaller 145 Mb version of it.

And, "Localhost" works well with DW CC, after both upgrades. I thank you for guiding me on the processes.

Sincerely,

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Hello:

I've upgraded my Mac OS to Mojave. After launching DW CC, I attempted to activate one of my DW pages but got this message:  "Safari can't connect to the server "localhost". Apple advises me that the "localhost app that I use — XAMPP (5.631-0) — is not a 64-bit version that Mojave will soon require.

I Google-searched "XAMPP 64-bit version for Mojave" and found six versions available. [I planned to attach a screenshot of those versions but I no longer see an option to do that. Is there another way to add screenshots to Adobe forums? Hope so.]

I'll now type the list of versions:

7.1.28 / PHP 7.1.28 @ 144 Mb

7.2.17 / PHP 7.2.17 @ 145 Mb

7.3.4 / PHP 7.3.4 @ 145 Mb

7.1.28 / PHP 7.1.28 @ 305 Mb

7.2.17 / / PHP 7.2.17 @ 306 Mb

7.3.4 / PHP 7.3.4 @ 311 Mb

On what bases do I determine which XAMPP version to choose?

Thanks, in advance.

Hello, again, Nancy:

I've upgraded my host/server to PHP-7.2.

For XAMPP for Mac OS X, I learned that the larger of the two versions of version 7.2.17 is for its upper-level "VM" capability, for which I have no Need. So, I've downloaded the smaller 145 Mb version of it.

And, "Localhost" works well with DW CC, after both upgrades. I thank you for guiding me on the processes.

Sincerely,

Warren

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Which PHP version does your remote server have?  Ideally your localhost should be identical to your production server's configuration.   Also the deprecated  server behaviors that were removed from DW CC won't work on PHP 7 or higher.  So if your site is still relying on old code, you need a server that uses older PHP 5.6 or lower.

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Hello, Nancy:

It's good to find another prompt e-reply from you.    (  ; - )

I don't understand all of what you've written, however, I've emailed the tech support department of my host/server, including your helpful comment. I trust that they'll understand it and I'll soon be advised of the most appropriate PHP-compatible version of XAMPP for me to download and install.

Thanks, Nancy. I'll follow up with a forum reply once I learn the recommended version.

BTW: Is there a way to attach a screenshot in this new JIVE forum format? Hope so.

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This forum dos not support e-mail attachments.  You must come to the web forum, click Reply and then paste your screenshot into the message.  Or use the insert image icon on the toolbar.

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Yes, I remember those styling options. I guess that I mistakenly initiated this inquiry on a different or new forum.

Kindly give me/us the URLs for each DW forum type and what each provides. Going forward, I'll be able to make a smart decision on which forum to use.

Many thanks, Nancy, in advance.

Warren

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Threre is only one Dreamweaver support forum

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I see. I've bookmarked that URL for easy access.

And I've simply copied/pasted a sample screenshot onto this window. Very quick and easy. Great!

Thanks for clarifying.

Regarding the second way you mentioned to add a screenshot, where do I find that toolbar? I don't see it on this page using Safari.

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Try a different desktop browser like Chrome or Firefox at normal zoom level (100%).

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Yes, using Chrome I see the toolbar after clicking Reply.

Previously that toolbar appeared when using Safari. Apparently, the newer OSs and/or Safari versions don't cooperate with JIVE.

Hopefully, I'll remember to work with Chrome when I engage in Adobe forum activity.

Thanks, again, for your assistance, Nancy. It's always very helpful.

Oh, I just now received an e-reply from my host /server. I'll get back to you after I see what it says. . .

Warren

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Nancy, hello again:

I received an e-reply from my host/server (Christian Web Host) saying the following:

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I have checked your website 'warrencampdesign.com' and currently it is using PHP version 5.4. It will be better to first consult your website developer before upgrading the XAMPP app since our support regarding the website-coding-related queries are limited.

        If you would like to upgrade the PHP version of your website, we can assist you with the same. Your domain is hosted in a server with MultiPHP enabled and you can apply newer PHP version from MultiPHP Manager in cPanel.

~~~

Now that we know that I'm currently using PHP 5.4, and that all of six versions of XAMPP for MacOS X are version 7-something, what considerations should I make regarding choosing the appropriate version-7 app?

I'll appreciate your guidance with this selection very much, Nancy.

Sincerely,

Warren

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The PHP version on your server is what you need to install locally.  But PHP 5.4 is end of life.  Support  for it ended last year so there will be no more security patches. 

https://haydenjames.io/php-5-6-eol-end-of-life-php-7-compatibility-check/

This might be a good time to upgrade your site's PHP version to 7 or 7.2 from your c-Panel.  Or else get an older version of Xampp that supports 5.6

Xampp for older versions of PHP

https://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP%20Mac%20OS%20X/

It's your choice.

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Hi, Nancy:

I've now upgraded to PHP-7.2. I'm ready to download XAMPP-7.2.17 but wonder which of two such versions (shown in my screenshot above) is better for me. I presume that the 145 Mb app for PHP-7.2.17 is adequate, however, the XAMPP site doesn't suggest why I might want the smaller app over the 306 Mb file.

Assuming that you know about the sizes or capacities, what might cause me to prefer one size over the other?

Thank you very much, Nancy.

PS, Following up on my sidebar inquiry last week, when I opened the forum site just now, using Safari (as opposed to Chrome), the previously hidden toolbar automatically appeared! Hoooooooray!

(  ; - )

Warren

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I don't use Xampp.  I use Wamp server.  But I vaguely remember that at one time Xampp had a light version that you could put on a USB stick for portablility.   Click the What's Included links for more info.

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I'd checked that informational tooltip but didn't see any difference in inclusions. I'll attach each screenshot with the hope that someone experienced in XAMPP can explain why I might need one-sized version over the other.

Here's the smaller version's inclusions:

Screen Shot 2019-05-07 at 3.05.31 PM.jpg

And here's that larger version's inclusions that appear to be identical:

Screen Shot 2019-05-07 at 3.05.07 PM.jpg

Hoping that someone "in the know" about XAPP can help me choose the appropriate version.

Thanks, again, Nancy!

Warren

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Hello, again, Nancy:

I've upgraded my host/server to PHP-7.2.

For XAMPP for Mac OS X, I learned that the larger of the two versions of version 7.2.17 is for its upper-level "VM" capability, for which I have no Need. So, I've downloaded the smaller 145 Mb version of it.

And, "Localhost" works well with DW CC, after both upgrades. I thank you for guiding me on the processes.

Sincerely,

Warren

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