15 October 2014

Install OJS (Open Journal System) at Localhost

Management of online journals, journal not mean we already have a site only, but more than that, the business processes that occur will be served by an application that can be accessed by all stakeholders. Here, the role of OJS (Open Journal System) as an open source web-based application will handle a variety of business processes. In this paper we will begin to install OJS on Local Server ...

OJS (Open Journal System) is an open source-based application server-side programming language PHP to handle the management of the journal. So with OJS journal into an online journal that we would not be interpreted narrowly Online only journal we already have a homepage URL or address on the Internet, but more than that, all the actors involved in the publication of journals (authors, editors, reviewers, and so on) will be using the application this can be online without seeing each other directly, but connected in one application that can be accessed globally.

Install OJS (Open Journal System) at Localhost

OJS must be installed on a web server, and to facilitate the configuration or we would try this application as an exercise before the actual application is installed so it's good to try it out first on a local server on your computer.

The first requirement is that we already have a web server on your computer that is already installed Apache, Mysql and PHP. If not installed, then than we do install applications one by one I would rather use a bundle that includes Apache, MySQL and PHP. Among the application bundle is EasyPHP, PHPTriad, XAMPP, WAMP, WAMPP, Apache2triad, and so on. Some I've never used it but lately I prefer using XAMPP.

Well, I consider Web server is installed and clearer to install applications when further addressed through the help of Google.

Install OJS (Open Journal System) at Localhost

To install OJS, first of all we must first download the latest version of the source of OJS directly from the site http://pkp.sfu.ca/download

OJS supports a rendering into various languages ​​in the world and do not worry there was already the volunteers who have graciously translated in various languages ​​and to obtain the support of OJS your language, can be found at the following link: :http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs-languages

Specifications of servers needed to install the latest version of OJS 2.3.7 is as follows:

  • PHP 4.2.x or later (including PHP 5.x) with MySQL or PostgreSQL support
  • A database server: MySQL 3:23 or later OR PostgreSQL 7.1 or later
  • UNIX-like OS recommended (such as Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, etc.). OJS 2.0.2 and above supports Windows servers (including IIS).

Once we download the source file OJS is usually in the form of a compressed file, for example: zip, tar, gz, rar, and so on. Therefore we have to make extracting the file to get the files and folders resource OJS.

Install OJS (Open Journal System) at Localhost

Put the package files and folders-foder into a single directory on the webserver example on creating a new folder called "myjournal" and copy the folder to the htdocs or www folder XAMMP on WAMPP.

If the mistake does not happen then we will be delivered to the OJS installation page. Perform installation by filling the form filling data in accordance with OJS that we are building, the contents are very common as we install open source applications based on PHP in general, but need to note are:

  1. Primary locale: language choice will be choice as default
  2. Additional locales: Choosing additional languages​​. If we are going to use your language then we can click the checkbox to the language of your choice.
  3. Make sure the user id and password of your database correctly. If the change can not be given a user: root and password left blank.
  4. Click checkbox create new database so that the system automatically builds the database on the database server.

Directory for uploads: directory to store the journal data files. At the time of installation make sure directed to the correct directory, we usually create a folder in advance, for example with the name "journaldata" in the main folder and then navigate to the address to the file. To more clearly be seen in the following figure:

Install OJS (Open Journal System) at Localhost

Make a check form field when an error occurs (error) and if successful the page will appear as follows:

Install OJS (Open Journal System) at Localhost

Page that appears after a successful installation is the page with Classical design of OJS. Then you can login with your username and Password who have had to do the configuration is loaded.

After the above process is complete, you can install it on a web server. Follow these guidelines to install the Open Journal Systems: Install Open Journal Systems (OJS) with Easy, Fast And Quickly. Similarly, sharing experience installing OJS on localhost,


Thank you for very easy to understand tutorial on installing OJS on XAMPP.

thanks ,
I have a problem in installation ,when i filled all the required text-boxes then I clicked on install button ,it displayed this page "The localhost page isn’t working
localhost is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500" ??
May you help me where is the problem ?
I have ojs Version
php version PHP 7.0.13
XAMPP version 3.2.2

i have problem in the installation

The localhost page isn’t working

localhost is currently unable to handle this request.

help me please?

problem in installing ojs..

pleas advise if you have solved the issue, I am facing same issue and need its solution