How can I install Dating Pro on my local server?

Installing a software product on a local server may be a good temporary solution if you have not yet acquired a hosting account, or if you plan to customize your site before going live, or just don’t have an internet connection that is reliable enough.

To install and run a PHP/MySQL script (such as PG Dating Pro) on your local computer, you need to set up a PHP development environment first. Install and configure the Web server, the PHP engine, and the MySQL database server separately, or you can use one of the ready AMP packages, AMP standing for Apache, MySQL, and PHP.

Provided that you use Windows OS, you may get interested in one of the following AMP packages: XAMPP, or WampServer.

This video gives an instruction on how to install XAMPP:

This is a tutorial on how to install WampServer:

If you select to install the server, the PHP engine, and the database server separately, this video will give a pretty comprehensive explanation on how to do that:

After you are done installing the local server, proceed by downloading the product files as a ZIP archive to your computer and unpacking them into the destination folder (usually it is ‘www’). Then you will be able to start the product installation in your browser following the regular instructions.

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