I'm very new to Craft CMS, and I certainly love this concept! However, I keep trying to run it locally onto my computer following the documentation here https://docs.craftcms.com/v3/installation.html and can never figure out where to go from "Step 5: Set up the web server" for WAMP. Do I need to install Craft into the 'www' folder for WAMP? It's a very bland explanation for this section and cannot for the life of me figure this out! If anyone can assist please let me know as it is most likely something I have missed :( let me know any information that you need to help answer this question.

  • I see, and how would I point to the web folder? As I am unsure how to apply this. It mainly will appear with 'This site cannot be reached, the server IP address cannot be found.' This is probably because I don't know how to apply this :( but what you're suggesting will definitely help! If someone has worked on WAMP please let me know :) Aug 21, 2019 at 6:55
  • Then it's a WAMP Problem. I use MAMP Pro which has a GUI for creating local urls an drag n' drop pointing into a directory. I guess you should check out on how to add virtual hosts in WAMP.
    – KSPR
    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:26
  • seems like Craft CMS would be much simpler through MAMP. Might have to buy a Mac then as makes life easier with coding, WAMP virtual hosts I attempted but still unsuccessful. Nothing's very self explanatory. Thanks for your help mate. Aug 21, 2019 at 15:09
  • @JonathanMackay MAMP is available on Windows: mamp.info/en/downloads
    – dmatthams
    Aug 22, 2019 at 20:18

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I only know mamp. You have to point the local domain to the web folder. If you don't change the folder structure the composer libraries will live outside the public folder just fine.

Do you get any errors or something?

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