Installing a DXPR Demo profile on your XAMPP server is just as easy as installing Drupal itself, follow these easy steps!

1. Install XAMPP Server  

  1. Download the file and make sure it's the version with PHP 7.1 
  2. Follow the steps on the installation process 
  3. After clicking on Finish on the installation, open the XAMPP Control Panel 

2. Enable PHP OpCache 

In order to have a smooth Drupal installation process you will need to enable the PHPOpCache 

  1. Go to the XAMPP folder in your local disk. For example c:\XAMPP in Windows or /Applications/Xampp in MacOS.
  2. Open the PHP folder 
  3. Open the php.ini file. If you do not see this, you will need to enable  View All Hidden Items in the folder
  4. Add this line to the end of the document:
    In Windows: zend_extension=php_opcache.dll 
    In MacOS:
  5. Click on Save and close the file 
  6. Go to the XAMPP Control Panel
  7. Stop and Start the Apache

3. Downloading DXPR Demo    

  1. Download the installation profile of your preference from the DXPR downloads page 
  2. Go to the XAMPP folder in your local disk 
  3. Go to the HTDOCS folder 
  4. Move the DXPR zipped folder to the HTDOCS folder and extract the files
  5. Optionally, rename the unzipped folder 
  6. Delete the DXPR zip file, since you will no longer be needing it 

    The following steps are only for MacOS:
  7. Open the Terminal app
  8. Navigate to the folder containing your webserver files with the following command: cd /Applications/XAMPP/htdocs/
  9. Type the following command:
    xattr -rc glazed-example;chmod -R 777 glazed-example
    replacing glazed-example with the name of the folder you created in step 3.5
    (instead of setting permissions to 777 you may also choose to make the webserver user the owner of the files if you wish)

4. Create a Database 

  1. Go to your web browser
  2. Type in localhost in your web browser
  3. Click on the phpMyAdmin tab 
  4. Click on New on the left side to create a new database
  5. Enter the Database name and click on Create Database  

5. DXPR Demo Installation

  1. Type in localhost/FILENAME in your web browser. The filename is the name of the DXPR folder in the XAMPP folder
  2. Click on the DXPR folder 
  3. Select the Language of your preference 
  4. Fill in the Database name you created 
  5. Fill in username root and leave the password field blank 
  6. Follow the installation process 
  7. Click on Go to website to view!