On your computer (Mac OS X)

A comprehensive guide on installing Webasyst on your local Mac

  1. Installation of Webasyst o a local computer requires installation of special software package XAMPP. Download its installation archive from the official website and install it on your computer. Upon the installation, the “Manage Servers” program will be started automatically, to enable you to manage the XAMPP software. In this program, switch to the “Manage Servers” tab and start “MySQL Database” server using the “Start” button.

  2. Extract Webasyst installation into any folder on your computer; e.g., to “Downloads”. Rename the extracted folder to wa and move it to Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/.
  3. In the properties of folder Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/wa/ and its following subfolders and files, select access level “Read and write” for user everyone:

    Also assign full permissions to file wa-installer/.htaccess. Since this is a hidden file, it is more convenient to change its permissions using the “Terminal” tool. Launch “Terminal”, copy&paste the command specified below into its window, and press Enter:

    chmod 777 /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/wa/wa-installer/.htaccess

  4. Open the phpMyAdmin tool provided by the XAMPP package. To do so, enter the following URL in your browser: http://localhost/phpmyadmin/.

    Use phpMyAdmin to create a new database named webasyst. Note the name of the created database, you will need it later during the installation of Webasyst.

  5. Enter the URL in your browser which will be used to access installed Webasyst apps: http://localhost/wa/.

  6. Follow the instructions of the installation wizard. When requested, enter the following values in database connection setup fields:

    Server: localhost
    User: root
    Password: (leave this field empty)
    Database name: (enter the name of the database you have created in phpMyAdmin)

    Proceed to the next step of the installation wizard.

  7. Click on the login link displayed on the page with the success message and specify first user's details: login name, password, and email address.

    Upon first login to your Webasyst backend, the installation is completed!