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Installing SilverStripe on Xampp

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Community Member, 1 Post

8 July 2009 at 3:05am

I love SS2, it is by far the best opensource CMS I've come across. I have a problem I hope someone here can help with. An ex-colleague installed Silverstripe and modded it to form the basis of our website. I want to be able to run a duplicate of this site on my laptop so I can experiment with some changes we are thinking of implementing. I have installed xampp, and both php and mysql work fine, and I have also installed the raw silverstripe and that works fine too.

The problem I have, is that I'm a virtual beginner when it comes to MySQL. So I have a copy of the file-tree/directories containing all of our site details, and I also have "mydatabase.sql" but I don't know how to make them work on my laptop!

The normal clean SS2 runs fine in


but when I replace that with


I just get a list of files and folders in the directory, and then when I click on them, I get "object not found".

I expect I'm missing something blindingly obvious, but it's been a few years since I did any serious web dev and I was hoping someone here might take pity on me and point me in the right direction!

Any ideas? Thanks,



Community Member, 791 Posts

15 July 2009 at 7:28pm

Welcome to Silverstripe , good choice !

- Make sure to load your database dump. (Easy way of doing this is by installing PHPMyAdmin or DBTools).
- Make sure your _config.php contains the correct settings (project-name , database URL , username / password etc.)

Good luck !


Community Member, 18 Posts

16 July 2009 at 1:54am

Edited: 16/07/2009 1:54am

was the path on Xampp right?

look in:
mysite/_config.php for this:

$databaseConfig = array(
"type" => "MySQLDatabase",
"server" => "localhost",
"username" => "YOUR_USERNAME",
"password" => "YOUR_PASSWORD",
"database" => "YOURTABLE_NAME",
/*here are some comments in original*/


try then:

then it will work ( I think)


Community Member, 1 Post

10 June 2016 at 2:55am

Edited: 10/06/2016 3:00am

xampp installation

Big thank you to WorkingSolution


Just the ticket!

Hats off, good show.


Community Member, 1 Post

12 September 2016 at 8:03pm

I have a problem for installing silverstripe on Xampp