How to install Microweber in XAMPP Windows 11


Microweber is a content management system (CMS) that allows you to easily create free website and online store. And for this tutorial we are going to create a very good-looking, professional website out of it using XAMPP. To start, please download the given files below.


Requirements:


After downloading XAMPP and Microweber zip files, proceed to the tutorials below.


Table of Contents

  • XAMPP Installation
  • Running XAMPP Control Panel
  • Copy and pasting Microweber installation folder to XAMPP's htdocs
  • Creating database for Microweber installation using XAMPP's phpMyAdmin
  • Installing Microweber website via XAMPP's localhost using web browser
  • Accessing Microweber website homepage
  • Accessing Microweber website admin login page

Here are the steps on how to install Microweber CMS in XAMPP using your Windows pc


XAMPP Installation


1. Open the XAMPP file that you downloaded earlier. If a Question about antivirus appears. Just leave it and press Yes to proceed.


xampp installation warning about antivirus

2. If a Warning about User Account Control (UAC) also appears, just leave it and press OK to proceed.


xampp installation warning about user account control windows

3. Under Setup - XAMPP, press NEXT to proceed.


welcome to xampp setup wizard witn next button

4. In the Select Components, just leave it as it is and press NEXT to proceed.


xampp installation select components

5. In the Installation folder, do not change it also. Just press NEXT to proceed.


xampp installation select a folder to install xampp

6. Under Language, English is selected by default, do not change it and press NEXT again to continue.


select language for xampp installation

7. We are now ready to install XAMPP. Press NEXT to confirm.


xampp installation ready to begin

8. Wait for the installation and unpacking to finish.


xampp installation in progress unpacking files

9. When done, press Finish to exit the installer.


xampp installation finished

Running XAMPP Control Panel


1. To open XAMPP Control Panel, just click its shortcut located in your desktop. You can also go to Start and search for "xampp" and press ENTER.


search for xampp app windows

2. Inside the control panel, click the Start buttons for Apache and MySQL.


start xampp apache mysql server

3. Apache and MySQL are both running now when you see two Stop buttons.


xampp apache mysql server are running

4. If a Windows Security Alert appears, press Allow access to proceed.


allow access to xampp in windows defender firewall

Copy and pasting Microweber installation folder to XAMPP's htdocs


1. Go the Microweber zip file that you downloaded. Extract it and rename the extracted folder as "microweber". Make sure all the contents of the extracted folder are not inside a sub-folder. When done, copy your microweber folder. Go to This PC.


search for this pc windows 11

2. Inside This PC, open C drive.


windows 11 c drive

3. Inside C drive, open xampp folder.


xampp folder located in c drive windows 11

4. Then open the htdocs folder.


htdocs folder located in xampp folder c drive windows 11

5. Inside htdocs, paste your microweber folder.


copying microweber installer inside xampp htdocs folder

Creating database for Microweber installation using XAMPP's phpMyAdmin


1. We are now going to create a database for our Microweber installation. Open your web browser and go to 127.0.0.1 and press ENTER.


accessing xampp localhost using web browser

2. Inside, click phpMyAdmin.


accessing xampp phpmyadmin

3. Now, click on Databases.


phpmyadmin creating database for microweber

4. In the Create database, name your database as microweber_db for this tutorial. Next to it make sure it is set to utf8mb4_unicode_ci. Press Create to proceed.


naming and creating microweber database localhost

5. In the Create new table, name your table as microweber_table and do not change 4 as the value of your columns.


naming and creating microweber database table localhost

6. For Structure, name it as microweber and set the Type to INT.


structure name microweber database localhost

7. And for Collation, set it to utf8_unicode_ci and leave all the other fields blank.


structure collation microweber database localhost

8. Save your work


save microweber database structure localhost

Installing Microweber website via XAMPP's localhost using web browser


1. We are now ready to install our Microweber website. Open your web browser and go to 127.0.0.1/microweber and press ENTER.


accessing microweber installation folder via xampp localhost using web browser

2. If an error regarding GD PHP extension appears (see image below), then you need to fix it first to be able to proceed to the next step. See steps below to fix "Error: GD PHP extension is required to run Microweber".


How to fix GD error during Microweber installation

  • Go to c:\xampp\php and find php.ini
  • Right-click open with Notepad
  • Find ";extension=gd"
  • From ;extension=gd change it to extension=gd
  • Save Notepad
  • Restart XAMPP
  • Restart Microweber Installation
error gd php extension is required to run microweber

3. If you restarted the installation and gets a new error which is about Intl PHP extension, then, do the tutorial below to fix it.


How to fix INTL error during Microweber installation

  • Go to c:\xampp\php and find php.ini
  • Right-click open with Notepad
  • Find ";extension=intl"
  • From ;extension=intl change it to extension=intl
  • Save Notepad
  • Restart XAMPP
  • Restart Microweber Installation

error intl php extension is required to run microweber

4. Assuming that you fixed all the errors and restarted the installation, you are now inside the Microweber installation.


Data Server

  • Database Engine - MySQL
  • Hostname - localhost
  • Username - root
  • Password - blank or none
  • Database - microweber_db
  • Table prefix - leave it

Choose your preferred design

  • New World - I selected for this tutorial

Import default content

  • I checked it for this tutorial

Website Default Language

  • English

Login Information

  • Admin Username - admin
  • Admin email - enter a valid email address
  • Admin password/Repeat password - enter desired password (do not forget it)
  • Update notification - uncheck it

When done, click Install to start the installation.

microweber installation database server design language and login information

4. Wait for the installation to finish.


microweber installation underway

5. And done! You have successfully installed your Microweber website.


successfully installed microweber website

Accessing Microweber website homepage


1. To access your Microweber website homepage, just go to 127.0.0.1/microweber or localhost/microweber.


sample microweber website homepage

Accessing Microweber website admin login page


1. To access your admin login page, go to 127.0.0.1/microweber/admin/login.


sample microweber admin login page

2. Enter your username which is admin and your password. Press Login to proceed.


microweber login username and password

3. Inside your website administration page, you will see there your Dashboard, Pages, Posts, Categories, Settings and other important links that you can use to modify your website. This is only available to you as the owner of your site.


sample administration page for microweber website

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