eyeOS and XAMPP
A quick guide to getting eyeOS running on a XAMPP server
The following is a brief guide for anyone having difficulties installing eyeOS. To get eyeOS runningon a server you'll need the following:- A server, ideally Apache.- PHP5- The eyeOS download- A little bit of UNIX sysadmin experience if you're using LinuxIn most cases it's just a matter of copying the extracted eyeOS download to a folder and startingthe program in a web browser. If your system isn't configured to run as a server, or you haveproblems getting it to run properly, fear not. There's a handy download available called XAMPPwhich, in addition to the basic server program, has all the PHP and SQL/MySQL modules you'llneed, plus a nice web-based admin interface.
1. Download XAMPP
The conventional way of going about this is to install Apache and add the PHP modules separately.Instead, I recommend using XAMPP, which I found is much easier to set up, and already includeseverything needed. It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux from
2. Installing XAMPP
The next step is to install the XAMPP server. Assuming it's on a Linux system, the installation'sdone the old-fashioned way by opening a terminal session as the root user and moving to thedirectory where you downloaded the XAMPP file to.We want to install XAMPP to the /opt directory, so we use the following command:
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3.tar.gz -C /opt
After the usual dependency check and compiling is finished, the XAMPP directory will be created in
3. Start the XAMPP server
Assuming there weren't any problems installing XAMPP, all we need to do is start the server withthe following command:
A message will confirm the server's running.