Localhost Installation

These instructions are for AbanteCart eCommerce application installation on a local server or computer. After installaion, AbanteCart can run localy in offline mode. 

Installation on local computer

You do not need to get hosting account to test run or develop with AbanteCart application. You can install AbanteCart on your own computer and get convenience of accessing web site and code locally. There are two most popular applications available that provide virtual layer with web server and database functionality. All are free. Bitnami the simplest way and support few OS, XAMPP is available for MAC, WIN and Linux.

Bitnami Stack

Bitnami AbanteCart Stack provides a one-click install solution for AbanteCart.

XAMPP

XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP, and Perl.

Bitnami AbanteCart Stack

Bitnami AbanteCart Stack provides a one-click install solution for AbanteCart. Bitnami native installers automate the setup of a Bitnami AbanteCart application stack on Windows, OS X or Linux. Each installer includes all of the software necessary to run out of the box (the stack). The process is simple; just download, click next-next-next and you are done! Bitnami stacks are completely self contained and will not interfere with other software on your system.

Blocking software

turn OFF antivirus and Skype during installation. You can leave default settings asked by Bitnami installer.

To start already installed and configured AbanteCart application click the Go To Application button



XAMPP

Documentation http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp.html
Once XAMPP installed and configured:

Use the following settings asked during installation :
Database Host: localhost
User: root
Password: leave empty
Database Name: your new database name