forcing a program to run in the background?
how can i force a program to be running, but not have a window up? im running an apache server, and the version i have requires a console window to be open (a while ago i had apache but i dont remember there being any kind of window). then i also have to have another window open for mysql. i dont mind them that much, but im afraid someone in my family will exit them and shutdown my server, even if i specificly tell them not too. someone would forget, or my siblings would just not care, or something and my site would be down. is there a way i can force them to the sytem tray or just make them a process or even just make the window invisible? although it would have to be out of the task bar too.
also, is there anyway i can make mysql and apache start when the computer is started? im on xp home and i can get it to load when someone logs on but i want it to start and be running even if no one is logged on, how can i do that?