I am installing the latest version of Magento community edition on my local windows 8 machine for a test environment. I have installed Wamp as the web server. I can access my PHPMyAdmin but when I try to access the Magento folder on my C drive by typing in the following:
I get this error. Does anyone have any ideas for me to try to reach my store front end?
You don't have permission to access /magento/ on this server.
Apache/2.4.9 (Win64) PHP/5.5.12 Server at localhost Port 80
I have checked and I am the administrator of my local machine. Also I have created an alias to this folder in Wamp
Did you try using http://127.0.0.1/magento instead?
Can you please specify
1. In which folder you have put your magento code?
2. Whether you have created an alias in your webserver?
If you don't have created alias then create one and then try,
Installing Magento on WAMP can be pretty painful for beginners, as magento requires a lot of server configurations which are not set by default.
*For those who are wondering, Why a server ? Well, for running a website you have to host the site in any server so that people in the internet can find it. In this case you will be turning your computer into a server and will host your website in it, so that you can see how your website behaves. But in this case your website will open only from the server i.e. your local computer.
Before you start installing you need the following:
1. WAMP server installed in your computer
2. Magento Community Edition Files.
Here is a full guide to install Magento on Wamp: How to install Magento on WAMP server localhost / localcomputer ?
Can you please check folder permission of magento directory?
you also check apache settings as per below URL.
I think you see that error because you entered a wrong URL for Magento. Please recheck on your WAMP server.
Alternatively, try to install on XAMPP because it's much easier. You can follow this tutorial to install magento 2 on XAMPP