Chapter 2: Getting Installed

Chapter 2 walks you through the basics of getting ExpressionEngine installed, including removing the index.php file from your URLs.


When using XAMPP and following the instructions to create a .htaccess file, you may encounter a server error when visiting your ExpressionEngine site at http:/localhost/. This may be because, after changing the httpd.conf file to active mod_rewrite and creating a .htaccess file, you then need to stop and start the Apache services. XAMPP has an error log (C:\xampp\apache\logs\error.log) that you can use to troubleshoot issues as well.

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* Note that during installation we renamed the system directory to a different name, so replace 'system' with that name instead