Mantis Installation - Mantis Bug Tracking

How to install Mantis?

Mantis is a web application, gives a private website to people or set of asked for clients having a place with a similar organization/venture.

Mantis can be kept running at the server side. It is a PHP-based application and backings all OS stages, for example, Windows, Linux of various renditions, MAC, and so forth. It underpins portable programs also in versatile perspectives.

What are the System Requirements?

Since Mantis is a web-application, it pursues the idea of customer/server. This implies, Mantis can be introduced halfway on the server and clients can interface with it through web-programs utilizing a website from any PC.

  • Web Server − Mantis is tested with Microsoft IIS and Apache. However, it can work with any latest web server software. Mantis only uses .php file. Configure the web server with .php extension only.
  • PHP − The web server should support PHP. It can be installed as CGI or any other integration technology.
  • Mandatory PHP Extensions − Extensions for RDBMS are mysqli, pgsql, oci8, sqlsrv mbstring is required for Unicode - UTF-8 support.
  • Optional Extensions − Curl, GD, Fileinfo.
  • Database − Mantis requires a database to store its data. MySQL and PostgreSQL are supported RDBMS.
  • Client Requirements − Firefox 45 and above, IE 10 and above, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

Users can separately install all the requirements either manually or automatically to use Mantis.

What are the System Requirements of installation?

In the event that a client has sufficient information about the installation procedure, every one of the requirements can be introduced one by one independently before continuing to Mantis.

On the other hand, there are some across the board bundles accessible, having every one of the requirements and can be consequently introduced in the system by exe document. Here, we will take the assistance of XAMPP to introduce pre-essentials effectively

Step 1 − Go to and click XAMPP for Windows as shown in the following screenshot.


Step 2 − A pop-up will display to save the file. Click Save File. It will start downloading the file.


Step 3 − Run the .exe file to run the installation wizard. After clicking the .exe file, XAMPP Setup wizard displays. Click Next.

The following screenshot shows the XAMPP setup wizard.


Step 4 – Here the next wizard displays all the element files which will install as shown in the following screenshot. Click Next after making a selection of components.


Step 5 – Now provide a folder name where XAMPP will be installed and click Next.


Step 6 − Click Next to start the installation.


Step 7 – Once you install successfully,then it will ask to start the control panel. Check the checkbox and click Finish. It will open the XAMPP control panel as displayed in the following screenshot.


Step 8 − Click the Start button for Apache and MySQL, required for Mantis as shown in the above screenshot.

Step 9 − To recheck whether all the pre-requisites such as Apache, PHP, and MySQL is installed properly, then navigate to any of the browser, type http://localhost and press Enter. It will display the dashboard of XAMPP. Click phpAdmin at the right top corner as shown in the following screenshot.


The next screenshot will display General Settings, Application Settings, Details of Database, Web Server, and phpMyAdmin.


Install and Launch Mantis

Step 1 − To download Mantis, go to and clickDownload.

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Step 2 − Click Download on the next page as shown in the following screenshot.


Step 3 − Again click Download as shown in the following screenshot and save the .zip file.


Step 4 – Now go to XAMPP folder where Mantis is installed and navigate to htdocs folder. Let’s Unzip the downloaded mantis and place it as shown in the following screenshot.


Step 5 − Rename the folder name mantis 2.5.1 as mantis for better URL.

Step 6 − Now open a browser and type http://localhost/mantis in the navigation bar and press Enter. It will display the index of mantis as shown in the following screenshot. Click mantis-2.5.1.


It will display the Pre-Installation page as shown in the following screenshot.


Step 7 – Let’s go to the Installation section and change it if requires . Then, click the Install/Upgrade Database button.


Once installation is complete, it will display the Check installation page and will be marked as Good, i.e. Mantis is installed properly.

Step 8 − To launch mantis, use the URL http://localhost/mantis and click mantis-2.5.1. Here it will display the Login page of Mantis as shown in the following screenshot.


Step 9 – Now create a username as “Administrator” and click Login. It will ask to enter the password. Use “root” as password and click Login.

After successful Login, it will display the Dashboard of Mantis.


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