Installing WebIssues Bug and Enhancement Tracker on Windows 🌱

What is WebIssues?

WebIssues is an open source, multi-platform system for issue tracking and team collaboration. It can be used to store, share and track issues with various attributes, description, comments and file attachments. It is easy to install and use but has many capabilities and is highly customizable. -


  1. Download XAMPP Download
  2. Download WebIssues Download
  3. Install Microsoft Visual C++
  4. Right click the downloaded XAMPP .zip file > Extract All...
  5. Right click the downloaded WebIssues .zip file > Extract All...
  6. Rename the extracted folder webissues
  7. Cut the webissues folder inside the XAMPP/htdocs directory
  8. Copy the extracted XAMPP directory to a safe location to run from, C:\Program Files for example
  9. Run XAMPP/setup_xampp.bat to update the configuration files with the new server location
  10. Navigate to XAMPP/php and edit php.ini
  11. Find the following lines and remove the ; to uncomment them


  12. Run XAMPP/xampp-control.exe
  13. Click the Start button next to Apache and MySQL
  14. Navigate to XAMPP/mysql/bin
  15. Hold the SHIFT key and right click in the white space > Open PowerShell window here...
  16. Type the following in the PowerShell window to setup the webissues database
    .\mysql -u root
    CREATE DATABASE webissues;
    GRANT ALL ON webissues.* TO 'webissues_rw'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'W3b1ssu3s!';
  17. Open a web browser and navigate to http://DNSorIP/webissues
  18. Click the Configure Database link
  19. Select a Language > Click Next
  20. Select Create new database tables and MySQL > Complete the form as follows

    Host name: localhost
    Database name: webissues
    User name: webissues_rw
    Password: W3b1ssu3s!

  21. Click Next at the bottom right of the page
  22. Give the server a name and enter and confirm a password for the admin user > Click Next
  23. Review the installation summary > Click Install
  24. After the installation completes click the Web Client link
  25. Welcome to WebIssues