Installation on Windows Server and Apache

This guide will help you to setup step by step Kanboard on a Windows Server with Apache and PHP.

Note: If you have a 64 bits platform choose "x64" otherwise choose "x86" for 32-bit systems.

Visual C++ Redistributable Installation

PHP and Apache are compiled with Visual Studio so you need to install this library if it's not already done.

  1. Download the library from the official Microsoft website
  2. Run the installer vcredist_x64.exe or vcredist_x86.exe according to your platform

Apache installation

  1. Download Apache binary from Apache Lounge
  2. Unzip the Apache24 folder to C:\Apache24

Define the server name

Open the file C:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf and add the directive:

ServerName localhost

Install the Apache service

Open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and go to the directory C:\Apache24\bin:

cd C:\Apache24\bin

# Install the windows service
httpd.exe -k install

Install ApacheMonitor

  • Double click on C:\Apache24\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe, or put it in your startup folder.
  • Right click on the icon and start Apache

Check the Apache installation

Go to http://localhost/ you should see a blank page with the text "It works!".

PHP installation

  1. Download the last stable version of PHP from the official PHP website, choose the Thread Safe version and use the exact same build type as Apache: x86 or x64
  2. Unzip the files to C:\php
  3. Navigate to the PHP folder and rename the file php.ini-production to php.ini

Edit the php.ini:

Uncomment extension directory:

extension_dir = "C:/php/ext"

Uncomment these PHP modules:


Set the time zone:

date.timezone = America/Montreal

The list of supported time zones can be found in the PHP documentation.

Load the PHP module for Apache:

Add this configuration in the file C:\Apache24\conf\httpd.conf:

LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2_4.dll"
AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php

# configure the path to php.ini
PHPIniDir "C:/php"

# change this directive
DirectoryIndex index.php index.html

Restart Apache.

Test your PHP installation:

Create a file named phpinfo.php in the folder C:\Apache24\htdocs:




Go to http://localhost/phpinfo.php and should see all information about your PHP installation.

Kanboard installation

  • Download the zip file
  • Decompress the archive in C:\Apache24\htdocs\kanboard by example
  • Open your web browser to use Kanboard http://localhost/kanboard/
  • The default credentials are admin/admin

Tested configuration

  • Windows 2008 R2 / Apache 2.4.12 / PHP 5.6.8