Installing C5 on Xampp XP

I am not a very proficient developer and I need some help getting C5 to work on Xampp so that I can create stuff on my local computer. Can anybody give me instructions on how to do this ?


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Tony replied on at Permalink Reply
So after you have xampp installed, you probably want to set up a virtual host, so you can have the files from your website anywhere on your system. To do this, go to
And add something like:
<VirtualHost yourWebsiteName>
ServerName yourWebsiteName
DocumentRoot "C:/Documents and Settings/TONY/My Documents/Design/ConcreteCMS/yourWebsiteName/trunk/web"
<Directory "C:/Documents and Settings/TONY/My Documents/Design/ConcreteCMS/yourWebsiteName/trunk/web">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Then you want to add the site name to your hosts files, so that your browser knows to look on the local network for the site. On xp, this is located at:
Add something like this to the file: yourWebsiteName

Restart Xampp.

At this point, you should be able to go tohttp://yourWebsiteName/ and have it show an installation screen.

Go tohttp://localhost/phpmyadmin/ and add a new database called yourWebsiteName. You might also want to go to the user page in phpmyadmin to set up a general user account for accessing your database.

Fill out the installation screen athttp://yourWebsiteName/, and your site should be ready to go
leo2gz replied on at Permalink Reply
follow the steps in your guide to install in xampp c5 but it shows me the following error:

mysql error: [1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '\'0000-00-00 00:00:00\', uID INTEGER(10) UNSIGNED, atID ' at line 4] in EXECUTE("CREATE TABLE AttributeValues ( avID INTEGER(10) UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, akID INTEGER(10) UNSIGNED, avDateAdded DATETIME NOT NULL DEFAULT \'0000-00-00 00:00:00\', uID INTEGER(10) UNSIGNED, atID INTEGER(10) UNSIGNED, PRIMARY KEY (avID) );")

What could be the error or that I would fail to make it work.???
Tony replied on at Permalink Reply
I just noticed someone else kindly just posted on setting up c5 on windows, which is quite a bit more helpful than my previous post:
caffeineTrip replied on at Permalink Reply
Yayyy, thanks. I got it working on windows xampp