Install Yo!Kart on Localhost

Steps to Follow to Install Yo!Kart on Localhost

Follow the below instructions before installing the kit on localhost

Step 1: Download and Install XAMPP on Windows

  • Go to the official XAMPP website and download the latest version of XAMPP for Windows.
    download XAMPP for windows - yokart installation kit
  • Launch the downloaded XAMPP installer file.
  • Some antivirus applications might interfere in the XAMPP installation process. So it is recommended to stop your antivirus application during the installation procedure. After you have stopped the antivirus, select Yes to continue.
    stop antivirus software - yokart installation kit
  • Confirm that you will avoid installing the software to C:\Program Files and press OK. User Account Control (UAC) might block some XAMPP functions when installing to C:\Program Files, so it is recommended to install XAMPP to the default folder.
    confirm avoid installing software to C drive - yokart installation kit
  • Click Next to start the procedure.
    XAMPP stratup wizard - yokart installation kit
  • Select all components and then click Next.
    select XAMPP components - yokart installation kit
  • Select the folder to install XAMPP and click Next. It is recommended to install the software into the default folder.
    Installation forlder - yokart installation kit
  • Untick the Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP checkbox and click Next.
    Bitnami for XAMPP permission - yokart installation kit
  • Click Next to launch installation.
    ready to install XAMPP - yokart installation kit

    welcome to XAMPP - yokart installation kit

  • Check that the Do you want to start the Control Panel now? checkbox is ticked and click Finish.
    XAMPP setup wizard control panel permissions - yokart installation kit
  • After launching XAMPP Control Panel, select Config to open XAMPP settings.
    XAMPP panel - yokart installation kit

    Green background around Apache and MySQL marks that these modules work correctly.
    XAMPP control panel - yokart installation kit

  • Open a browser and enter localhost in the address line. If you see the Welcome to XAMPP for Windows! notification, the environment is set up and ready for work.
    XAMPP apache welcome page - yokart installation kit

Step 2: Create a Root Folder in XAMPP

  • Open the htdocs folder of the XAMPP installation (by default it’s C:\xampp\htdocs) and create a root new folder named yokart (This name is taken to avoid any confusions. The user can choose a different name. However, please make sure to enter the correct folder name in the steps ahead).
    folders in C Drive - yokrt installation kit

    Delete

    By default, the XAMPP is installed in the C drive. However, the users can change the path/location during the time of installation. The steps followed in this manual consider the default path/location i.e. C drive.

  • Extract the downloaded Yo!Kart scripts in this folder.
    extract scripts - yokart installation kit
  • Enter localhost/yokart (or Name of the Root Folder created above in Step ii) in the address bar of the browser which will redirect the user to the installation page.