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Hello! We continue to explore the world of web development. Specifically, the additions we can make to a web server. This time, we’ll talk a little about Feng Office. This is a project and team management web application. It also allows you to edit, share, and publish documents, emails, and calendars. Similarly, it is aimed at improving the productivity of the group with web document management and CRM. It is based on PHP and MySQL. As you can see, it has very interesting features. So let’s see how to install Feng Office on a web server.

Prerequisites

You can install these components independently, as I explain in each of the links. However, a faster and more comfortable option is through Xampp.

Downloading Feng Office Community Edition

This is open-source software. However, it offers a free version and two paid versions called Professional and Enterprise Edition. It is also possible to enjoy a free trial of the software. Nevertheless, today we will use the Community Version. Which is very complete and also free. You can download it from this link. Once you have downloaded the file, please unzip it and paste it into the httdocs folder.

Paste the contents of the uncompressed file into the httdocs folder
Paste the contents of the uncompressed file into the httdocs folder

Installing Feng Office.

Creating the database

With the Apache and MySQL servers up and running, it’s time to create the database for Feng Office. For this example, we will use the PhpMyAdmin tool included in Xampp. Also, you can assign any name you want to the database.

Creating the database for Feng Office with phpMyAdmin
Creating the database for Feng Office with phpMyAdmin

Configuring Feng Office on the web server.

Once the database is created, please paste the following address into your web browser: http://localhost/fengoffice-3.8.3.3. This action will launch the application installer. On the welcome screen, please press Next to begin the installation.

Press Next to start the installation.
Press Next to start the installation.

Then, the wizard will check the requirements to continue the installation. In addition, it will mark possible errors in red. If everything is in order, please press Next to continue.

Press Next to start the installation.
Press Next to start the installation.

Then enter the corresponding values into the database. Such as user name, database name, password, among others. Likewise, you can choose the plug-ins to be installed.

Please configure the database.
Please configure the database.

After a few moments, you are ready to finish the installation of the app.

Finish the installation
Finish the installation

Configuring the Feng Office admin user.

At this point it is necessary to enter the administrator’s credentials. That is, the username and email address. In addition to the password and the name of the company.

Setting up the administrator
Setting up the administrator

Finally, login to the app using your newly created credentials.

Entering the Feng Office as administrator.
Entering the Feng Office as administrator.

First steps with Feng Office

Adding the calendar

After logging in as the administrator, the program’s Dashboard will be displayed. In the first place, click on System Modules.

Go to the system modules
Go to the system modules

For this example, I will select Calendar. Then click on Apply changes to add the new feature. Please note that you can add any feature from this box.

Adding the new Calendar module
Adding the new Calendar module

Back to the main screen, you can see that the Calendar module has been successfully added.

Adding a new user

Please click on Users to add a new user or group of users.

Then add the user’s data and finally click on Add user.

Adding a new user

Finally, you will see the new user within the list.

From now on, I invite you to continue exploring the app. You can manage your workspaces or create new tasks. Feng Office is very intuitive and easy to use. I hope you enjoyed how to install Feng Office on your web server. Bye!

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