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Local Installation

Also see: Installation for alternatives and further information.

What do you need

In order to install osCMax on to a local machine (ie. the one you are using now!) you will need some additional software. Luckily there is lot of free software to do this.

  • Windows
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • PHP

Or more succinctly WAMP.

There are numerous software packages out there but for this example I will be using WAMP Server. (If you are on Linux then use LAMP, or MAMP for a Mac.)

For links to download this and other packages such as MAMP, LAMP, XAMPP and EasyPHP please go to our server_software page.

Step by Step Guide

Install the additional software

  1. Download WAMP Server 2
  2. Install this on your PC
  3. Goto your Start button and run WAMP Server 2
  4. You should see in the tray on the bottom right hand corner of your screen these icons one after the other.

and this one

  • Congratulations you are now running a server on your local machine! See - that wasn't so hard was it?

Unzipping the files for installation

  1. Extract the osCMax Zip file into the www directory in the wamp directory - this is normally here (C:\wamp\www) but it wil depend on your install.

For osCMax 2.0.15 onwards, see the warning on the main installation page

  1. Open your browser of choice - (I would recommend using Firefox)
  2. Make sure that XAMP is running (You should see the icon in the system tray)
  3. Type localhost/catalog/install/index.php into the URL bar
  4. You should now see this screen

Create a database in WAMP Server

  1. Left Click on the WAMP icon in the system tray in the bottom right hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on myPhpAdmin
  3. A new browser window will open
  4. Under the heading MySQL localhost enter a name for your database
  5. Click Create

Installing osCMax

  1. Screen 1 :: Step 1 ::Enter the following information and then click Continue
    • Database Server :: Enter localhost
    • Username :: Enter root
    • Password :: Leave this blank (Tip: If you are using a Mac and running MAMP enter root)
    • Database Name :: Enter the name of the database you created in myPhpAdmin
  2. You should see the yellow box (bottom left) change to say “The database structure is now being imported. Please be patient during this procedure.”
  3. Screen 2
    • You should now see the yellow box change to say “Database imported successfully”
  4. Screen 3 :: Step 2 :: The information should be pre-populated for you.
  5. Click Continue















  6. Screen 4 :: Step 3 :: Enter the information you want for the admin section
    • Store Name :: Your store name
    • Store Owner First Name :: Your first name
    • Store Owner Last Name :: Your last name
    • Store Owner's Email Address :: Your store email address
    • Administrator Username :: Your login username
    • Administrator Password :: Your login password (do not lose this!)
  7. Screen 5 :: Step 4 :: FINISHED!
  8. Click on Catalog or Administration Tool
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v2.5/local_installation.txt · Last modified: 2011/09/19 12:35 by pgmarshall
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