In this article, we explain how i-doit is installed on the Windows operating system.
Installation of XAMPP
First of all, download the XAMPP package at https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html. Here we use the installer (xampp-win32-XXX-installer.exe). Other packages are fine too. The compressed package (.zip), for example, can simply be extracted to C:\. It is important to note that the installation path for XAMPP has to be "C:\xampp" as "C:\Program Files (x86)" has not enough permission rights, which most likely will result in a faulty installation. Bitnami is not needed and can be unchecked in the installation process.
When the installation is finished, you can launch the Control Panel immediately and see that the checkboxes for "Apache" and "MySQL" are marked with red crosses. This means that there is no service installed for these two applications and thus the Apache and MySQL services have to be started manually every time the server gets restarted. If you do not want this, you should install the service now by clicking on the particular cross. A successful installation will be documented in the log at the bottom of the Control Panel. Now these services are installed, but neither of both is yet running. This is good as we should customize the configuration first.
Configuration of XAMPP
With an editor you open the file
C:\xampp\php\php.ini and save the following settings:
Additionally, it is necessary for the LDAP extension to copy the
libsasl.dll file from
It is not required to carry out separate settings for the Apache Webserver.
The settings are saved in the file under
The services have to be started manually for the first time by pressing both
Start buttons for
MySQL. Wait for a moment and the successful start will be displayed in the log at the bottom of the control panel.
Testing the Installation
The previous configuration prepared the Webserver. Now the welcome page of Apache should be displayed when you load the IP of the system. Whether or not the values set in the
PHP.ini are correctly carried over can be checked in the PHPInfo section of the menu. The settings of the
my.cnf are not displayed there.
Now the operating system is pepared and i-doit can be installed.
Proceed to Setup …