The page is at:
1. Download a self-extracting exe with MySQL
You can also download the version with Perl 5.8 if you think you might need it.
The zip file has documentation if you want to be able to access it offline.
Save Server2Go .exe file
Click To Run Installer
A dialog box shown above will appear.
- Click the button with "..."
- Choose where you want to install the server.
It will create a folder named server2go in that location
It will create a Server2Go Folder
Open the server2go folder and then follow the next step.
Edit pms_config.ini file
You can use your text editor of choice. Here are the instructions for Notepad++
- Right Click on the pms_config.ini file
- And choose Notepad++
This is the configuration file for Server2Go. By default it is set up to not save the MySQL files. We need this for WordPress so we will edit this configuration file.
Thanks to Ryan Dube for his article that tipped me off to this: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/portable-test-web-server-server2go/
PMS_CONFIG After Edit
You need to make sure
I only had to change LocalMirror as the others were already set.
REMEMBER to SAVE before moving on to the next step.
Now that it is all configured, You can start the server.
You should see this.
This page should open when the server is running. Some things to remember:
- Don't close this page until you are done with the server. It is set up to stop the server when the browser page closes.
- It opens in IE by default. Deal with it.
ClickHP and MySQL test links
If these don't work then there was a problem and WordPress won't work.
Here's what the PHP page looks like
MySQL Test Page
And Here's what the MySQL page looks like
phpMyAdmin allows you to manage the MySQL database.
The default username is root and the password is empty, like shown above.
It's possible IE will be setup not to allow cookies and you will have to change your Privacy Settings. However most likely you won't have to do this.
Create a new database for wordpress to run on. The default name is wordpress.
- Type wordpress into the text field
- click Create
It's possible when you hit create, you may get kicked out and have to log back in
- If you don't see wordpress listed here in the databases
- create it again
Go to the WordPress Download Page
It is located here: http://wordpress.org/download/
Click the Download button
The zip file should start downloading
Etract the files from the zip
A folder named wordpress will be created.
The htdocs folder should look like this
Open Wordpress in your browser
When server2go is running you can access files in the htdocs folder by navigating to http://127.0.0.1:4001 in your browser and then following folder and file names from there.
- Since we put WordPress in a wordpress folder, we should go to: http://127.0.0.1:4001/wordpress
- Click Create a Configuration File to move to the next step.
Install Screen 2
This just tells you what info you'll need to know.
Click Let's go! to move to the next step.
If the settings are right you will see this screen next. (if you didn't change pms_config.ini then it will fail here).
Create Your Blog
You can change this information later. However,
1. Remember what password you write down.
You should see this screen next.
FYI, in a normal WordPress Install, choose a username other than admin for security purposes.
enter your password
Shut Down Server
To close Server2Go you just close all of the tabs you have open with the server running in them.
When you do, you will see this message. All done.