Installing on a Local Computer
If you plan on doing any plugin or skin development, it is helpful to have a test installation on your local computer.
In order to achieve this:
- you will first need to set up your computer as a “mini” (local) web server, running PHP and MySQL
- you can then follow the standard installation procedure
Turning your computer into a local web server can be achieved in several different ways. In this chapter we provide some guidelines depending on your Operating System.
- The following instructions provide an abbreviated description of installing XAMPP on Windows 7. XAMPP is an all-in-one web server solution that includes Apache, mySQL and PHP, all of which are needed to run a local test environment of b2evolution.
- If you have a Mac, the easiest way to turn it into a local webserver is to install MAMP. Head over to http://www.mamp.info/ and download MAMP. (You don’t need the Pro version.) Follow the installation instructions for MAMP and then go back to…
- If your computer is running Linux it may very well already include a local web server. If not, you may install XAMPP from this site: http://www.apachefriends.org/download.html Once you have a local webserver (Apache, PHP & MySQL) installed, you can…
- This man page refers to b2evolution "phoenix" First, when testing a single domain, you should always use localhost and not the IP address of your machine, nor the windows name of your machine. Trust our experience that cookies may act weird on the IP…