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How do you do a local installation?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ranger375, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Can't anyone point in the direction of how I can do a local installation? Before I make my VB site into a xF site, I'd like to mess around with it on my home computer. I'd appreciate any guidance!
  2. g0rn

    g0rn Well-Known Member

    I use xampp server package. Just download it, install somewhere, start server and you have a configured php environment with mysql and phpmyadmin available.
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  3. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I will give it a whirl.
  4. projectego

    projectego Active Member

    I too use XAMPP. It's a breeze to install and get everything started. I use the XAMPP Lite package, which'll probably be sufficient for you, too.
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  5. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I try to get my development environment as similar to my production evironment as possible. Thus, because I use IIS in production environment, I use IIS here to do my dev work.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've moved this to General Support and Questions as no doubt more people will want to know the answer to this.
  7. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    I downloaded XAMPP and the xF software. How do I proceed to get xF to get installed? I have been banging my head against my computer :D
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    See here: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenforo-1-0-0-beta-1-released.4858/


    Once you have purchased and downloaded the XenForo zip package, you will need to extract the zip and upload all the files from the contained upload directory onto your web server. You may upload into your web root, or any folder within the web root. This shall be referred to as your XenForo Directory.

    Having uploaded the necessary files, you should direct your web browser to the URL that corresponds to your XenForo Directory and add '/install' to the address (eg: http://www.example.com/xenforo/install). This will trigger the installation process, which will guide you through the necessary steps to get a working XenForo installation running on your server.

    Please note that the installation routine will direct you to ensure that the data and internal_data directories within your XenForo Directory are writeable by the webserver (ie: chmod 0777).

    In your case the installation will be on your local hard drive.

    You will need to start XAMPP and the Apache and MySQL services before you can access the local server.
  9. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, but I mean't installing locally. I don't quite understand how do point your home computer to install it on the computer, if that makes sense :D
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It will be something like http://localhost/local/xenforo/install
  11. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    I put the folder on my desktop top titled xenforo, which is essentially the "upload" file found in the package. I tried every possible combo to get me to the install file like http://localhost/local/xenforo/install/ and I get the object not found error
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The folder with the extracted contents needs to go in the \local directory in XAMPP.

    So something like C:\xampp\htdocs\local
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    When I get a chance, I'll put a little "How To" together.

    Bit busy at the moment :D
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  14. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, it would be greatly appreciated!
  15. FreshFroot

    FreshFroot Well-Known Member

    I thought there was a thread on this, where everyone was having problems installing XF with xampp and other similar applications?

    has that been resolved now? I can't find the thread that has this listed.

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