On the menu click Download
-> Choose the PHP version you are running (We suggest version 5.x)
After the file downloads
-> Navigate to Downloads and Run the xampp-win..... file
-> If you are using chrome you can click on the downloaded file at the bottom of the screen
When you are installing you will be prompted with popup alerts
-> Ensure you click 'YES' for each prompt that relates to XAMPP
You will get a popup that warns about UAC
-> The easiest way to resolve this is to install XAMPP directly to your C: drive
You will now begin the installation proceedure
-> Click Next
We suggest you install your XAMPP to
Wait for the installation to complete
If you get any firewall prompts
-> Ensure you 'allow access'
-> Without this XAMPP will NOT work
After the installation is complete
-> You can open the control panel directly from the final window
Choose The american flag for English
You are now viewing the control panel
Choose the services which you need to get started
Click 'START' next to each
You will probably get more firewall prompts
-> Ensure you 'Allow Access'
-> You can leave Public UNCHECKED
Here are some standard modifications you might want to make
Change document root to be OUTSIDE of XAMPP
-> This is useful incase you reinstall Xampp and all your projects will not be deleted when you remove XAMPP
-> Create a folder on your C: drive (C:/webroot) which will hold all your projects
-> Click 'Config' on the same row as 'Apache'
-> Click 'apache http-conf'
-> Find: DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"
-> Change to: DocumentRoot "C:/webroot"
-> Find: <Directory "C:/xampp/htdocs">
-> Change to: <Directory "C:/webroot">
-> On the XAMPP control panel -> click 'stop' and 'start' again
Here are some standard modifications you might want to make to your file
To verify that the installation has completed correctly
-> Download the latest version of CakePHP 2.x
-> here is a direct link to 2.10
Click 'source code ZIP'
Unzip the folder to your ROOT XAMPP directory
Open your downloads directory
(in our example)
Now when you open up 'localhost' in your browser
-> you will see the cakePHP folder in the list
CakePHP will display if everything is ok
-> the first 2 red lines are OK -> This is for security you will change before you start working
-> This ensures your php version is 5.X and above 5.2.8
-> Your can write to your tmp directory
-> FileEngine is being used
-> IT is OK to have yellow on the DATABASE / DEBUG KIT -> we will install those separately later.
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