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The PlayJoom software can't not running itself. For the PlayJoom server you need the following software components:

A webserver, like Apache

  • The webserver have to be working with php version 5.2.4 or higher
  • A MySQL server with version 5.0.x or higher

First you have to download the web server, framework and database parts. The best choice would be the xampp package. In this package you will get the open scoure project and everything you need.

download link here:

Note: This tutorial describes the installation procedure with a windows XP system.

After the download you have to start the installer of xampp.

Select a language for the xampp installer and click on OK

Next window click the Next button.

In this window you can choose a destination folder to install the webserver and where you want the PlayJoom Server to run.

In the menu "Service Section" choose "Install Apache as Service" and "Install MySQL as service" to start them automatically with Windows. Otherwise you have to start those two services manually every time you start your windows system.

After clicking on the Install Button the installer of xampp will copy all necessary files on your local disc.

After the copying the xampp installer will install the two services in your os.

Now the xampp installation should be done.

The next steps will be the configuration of the xampp installation. The project has a nice feature as web frontend. That means that you can set the common settings with that web tool.

Start a web browser and enter in the url bar the following address: http://localhost/xampp

Now you should get this website:

What we need is a valid password for the super user root for the database server MySQL. For that you go in the menu to the point Security.

Memorize this password. You will need this for the PlayJoom installation.

PlayJoom needs a modification of two php stettings. For that, please open the file c:\xampp\php\php.ini with an usally text editor like notepad.exe.

Make sure that this two setting rows are active:

  • error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
  • display_errors = Off
And then save the file.
Next configuration is in the path: c:\xampp\mysql\bin\my.ini. Allow MySQL to upload larger files like the standard stettings.
  • max_allowed_packet = 10M, for exsample
And then save this file as well.
PlayJoom stores the cover files as binary data. You will need this modification for the database server, because it will otherwise not possible to upload cover files than larger than 1 Megabyte are.
After this settings you have to restart the both services. Make a right click on the My Computer icon and choose in the context menu the entry Manage...
Then you have to choose Services and Applications, and Services to open the services control of the windows system. Look in this list for the Apache service and for the MySQL service and restart both of them.
Of course you can restart the computer as well, to active the modifications of the configuration.

With the next install step, you have to create a database for PlayJoom.
  • Open a Web Browser
  • Enter the address: http://localhost/phpmyadmin
  • Enter the username root and the passort for root to open the phpMyAdmin Administration site.
  • Create a database:

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