Step by step visual guide to install Dolphin Community Software on Localhost
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- It is assumed that your XAMPP server is running and you have successfully unzipped the downloaded file of latest Dolphin Software to apt folder (eg C:\XAMPP\htdocs\dolphin). Here, is a complete guide to how to install and use XAMPP server on localhost and create a database with phpMyAdmin.
- Please, make an empty database (empty is preferred) for Dolphin, eg http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ goto this location and create one. Ensure you have saved the database name, user name and password as well.
- Assumed that you have a working database and a complete files/folders unzipped for Dolphin, point our browser to http://localhost/dolphin/ to start installing dolphin.