Web Basic Setup

First The IDE

There are many IDE that we can use to design or code website from scrap. If you don’t know what an IDE is, I will tell you what it is. So an IDE is an acronym of Integrated Development Environment. an IDE is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger. Most modern IDEs offer Intelligent code completion features. *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_development_environment

Some IDEs contain a compiler, interpreter, or both, such as Net Beans and Eclipse; others do not, such as SharpDevelop and Lazarus. The boundary between an integrated development environment and other parts of the broader software development environment is not well-defined. Sometimes a version control system and various tools are integrated to simplify the construction of a GUI. Many modern IDEs also have a class browser, an object browser, and a class hierarchy diagram, for use in object-oriented software development. *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_development_environment

So short to say, it is a software for programmers developing their software! 🙂

IDE that often use for designing or coding a website
1. Adobe Dreamweaver
2. Notepad++ (free)
3. Eclipse (free)
4. Netbeans (free)

You can search for a lot of in Google as like this link :
IDE for web development

Next thing that you need is, a localhost server for testing your website code. Often many peoples use Xampp, because it is a lot easier, Xampp is an instant way to setup a localhost server.

You can download it for free in here :

Download Xampp

After you download it, next you need to install and follow the instructions until it finished, and then run the service.

You can follow this Youtube link, and find many videos that show us how to install and setup Xampp.

Xampp Installation

Happy Coding

Eric X


Xampp Issue

Handling Xampp issue in Windows

Handling Xampp issue in Windows

When you are just start doing Website programming, sometimes we meet issue when your Xampp (Localhost server) suddenly stop working in Windows. And some peoples are having hard times to find any information for how to solve this issue. I will share you how to work with this issue.

Xampp issue

1st) Open cmd or power shell, type netstat -ao -p tcp

2nd) Check the scanning result, check your Xampp’s localhost IP Address on Local Address. As we know the default Xampp’s Localhost IP address is and using port 80 or 443

3rd) After you find the localhost IP address (exp:, next check the PID in the right side

4th) Next Open Task Manager, but first check that your PID is active or not, if not active, you need to activate it in the Task Manager. To activate, go click Process >> View >> Select Columns >> “tick!” PID (Process Identifier)

5th) Then Check the software that known by the PID before in the Task Manager >> Process, that using Xampp’s localhost ip address. But! If you can not find it, go check it on Services, soon you will find out which software that using the port.
As in my example in my cases, port 443 is using and blocked by VMware Workstation Server Shared System.

6th) You have to reconfigure the software that caused the issue.

Hope it helps

Eric X