Run your own "test" server under windows ⇒ Frequently Asked Questions ⇒ CPG Dragonfly™ CMS
Apache works now what ?
Download the following PHP 4.3.6 (or newer) packages
Ignore the error when the installer says it can't modify Apache.
Extract the php4apache.dll from the zip package and copy that into your c:\php directory
Cool everything works now what ?
You need a database !!
Download Mysql 4.0.18 installer and execute the installer afterwards.
Execute c:\mysql\bin\winmysqladmin.exe to start the service
You can use something like MySQL-Front 2.5 to control your databases fast and easy locally mysqlfront.phpsoft.it/
How do i check if PHP works
Restart the Apache server if you didn't do that already.
Then create a file named index.php into "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs" or if you modified the 'DocumentRoot' in httpd.conf then put it in the new path.
And index.php should contain
Go to localhost/index.php and check if it works
How install DragonflyCMS locally now server works ?
Extract cpgnuke package into "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs" or if you modified the 'DocumentRoot' in httpd.conf then put it in the new path.
Thru MySQL-Front create a new database named 'dragonfly' or just something else.
Modify in your documentroot 'html/config.php' so that
Surf to your browser localhost/html/install.php and if everything is correct it should install DragonflyCMS and you can run it locally to test it out.
GOOD LUCK !!!!
IIS or Apache ?
Definitely Apache since your already doing unsecure things never activate IIS of windows is preferable.
When you want to make your local server active for the www we advice you to NOT do that, only use it as test server.
Start with download the following Apache 1.3 packages
Then install apache_1.3.29-win32-x86-no_src.exe
After install start Apache and go to your browser and surf to localhost to check if server works
PHP installed but not working in Apache
open the httpd.conf from Apache and start editing.
Save and close the file.
Then open c:\windows\php.ini and read all info in there carefully and modify if needed. for example find
Don't forget to activate the GD2 extension so the graphics processor works!