If your computer is running on Windows, one easy solution to turn it into a local webserver is to install XAMP. 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.
The following instructions provide an abbreviated description of installing XAMPP on Windows 7.
1. Visit the XAMPP page for Windows. Under "Download" click "XAMPP." You will be given the options of an executable installer or a zip file, choose the installer. Once the installation file has been downloaded, double click the file to begin installation.
2. Select your preferred language and click "OK."
3. XAMPP requires the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistribution Package to run properly. If you already have this installed, skip to step 4. If not, install it now by clicking "Yes" when prompted by the dialogue box advising you of this dependency. You will be taken to the Microsoft website, where you can download and install the package.
4. Once the dependencies have been installed and the UAC settings have been adjusted, you are ready to begin the installation. Click "Next" to start the installation.
Created by ranewallin • Last edit by fplanque on Sep 17, 2016
I have downloaded and installed xampp apache server which is running. I have downloaded and unpacked b2evolution in another folder. I have searched through the FAQs, manual, docs etc. for exactly what to do next. How do I configure my Windows system to get b2evolution actually up and running on my localhost server? The manual skips straight to using a web server.
Please give me the detailed instructions.
I reckon this man page does not tell you enough but I’m not running Windows so I can’t test this.
However, once you have installed XAMPP, there should be an app that you can launch. In that app you should be able to find some info about what windows folder you must use. There may even be a button to open that folder directly in the file explorer.
You need to unzip b2evolution into this folder. I recommend not trying to use another folder.