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xenForo - Local host software

JVCode

Well-known member
#1
After trying countless times to install xenforo on wampserver(latest) without success, I decided to try a different solution. I downloaded and installed xampp (win 7 64-bit) and it worked first time without problems.

Anyone else have other local solutions that work without issue?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
I have used XAMPP for years, glad to hear it works with XenForo as I haven't had a chance to install mine yet.
 

RickM

Well-known member
#4
Windows:
XAMPP, WAMP

Mac:
MAMP (or install php on the existing Apache)

Linux:
Manual however you can get XAMPP
 
#5
I managed to get it working under XAMPP. I did have problems with the 'Error has occured... button" (with no button visible) problem but it did install on the third or fourth attempt.
 

JVCode

Well-known member
#6
Windows:
XAMPP, WAMP

Mac:
MAMP (or install php on the existing Apache)

Linux:
Manual however you can get XAMPP
I ran into the tables error every time with WAMP, do you have modules other than default loaded, if so, could you post them please ?
 

RickM

Well-known member
#7
I ran into the tables error every time with WAMP, do you have modules other than default loaded, if so, could you post them please ?
I dont actually use it anymore ....used to use it a few years ago but am on a Mac now so use MAMP.
 

Lucas

Well-known member
#8
I wasn't able to install it on MAMP for some reason, it kept saying that the database was already populated (never tried clicking more than once on the install button), not sure if it was the browser or the server itself, it installed fine on my online servers.
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#13
Why does everyone use packaged software?

Just install everything manually and make sure it works together...

I've got everything installed separately on my Ubuntu laptop, my Mac came with Apache - I installed php with it.

Everything works...
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#14
Why does everyone use packaged software?
Because for some people it's just easier.
Just install everything manually and make sure it works together...
I've got everything installed separately on my Ubuntu laptop, my Mac came with Apache - I installed php with it.
Everything works...
And even easier is install VirtualBox and set up a VM for your flavor(s) of choice and install it there. That way, if something craps out, you don't take a chance on screwing the pooch on your system. Redoing a VM is much easier than re-installing your desktop operating system and all associated programs. ;)