Set up SpotWeb Windows 10/11

In this tutorial, set up SpotWeb in Windows 10. Let’s set up SpotWeb on a computer with Windows 10 so that you can access the Spot network via your browser on your own Windows computer.

In this tutorial we use Windows 10. But it will work pretty much the same on Windows 11.

Start web server automatically

It is of course useful if the web server starts when Windows starts.

You can set this up as follows: go to EasyPhp at the bottom right of the taskbar.

dashboard webserver easyphp

Right-click on Easyphp and choose Open Dashboard.

easyphp auto start windows 10 11

Go to applications and then check the boxes above.

Create SpotWeb database Windows

SpotWeb needs a database otherwise SpotWeb cannot function. So we are going to create one.

phpmyadmin start spotweb

If you have the Easyphp dashboard open, you will see the option above. Choose open.

phpmyadmin spotweb Set up SpotWeb Windows

Click on New. Give it the name spotweb, and click Create.

add user spotweb

Go to the Privileges tab. And click on ADD user account.

create spotweb account windows 10 phpmyadmin

Enter a user’s name and password here. I use spotweb.

implement spotweb database user

Scroll down and click Go. To create the user.

user spotweb phpmyadmin succeeded

If this is successful, you will receive the above message.

Set up Php for SpotWeb Windows

php setup windows 10

On the main page, click on the gear icon under http server.

apache setup spotweb php

You must have at least php 7.2.5 installed for SpotWeb. Select php 7.2.5 or higher. And start or do a restart.

If this php option is not available, you will need to install it first.

easyphp download

you can download it from

Select the latest PHP version. And select the 32bit or 64bit. Your Easyphp must also be 32bit or 64bit otherwise it will not work together.

more information windows 10 spotweb

Click here for More information.

still run windows 10

Execute anyway.

easyphp install php 8.2

Next. If you get a message that Easyphp cannot be found, you have downloaded the wrong one. Then switch between 32bit or 64bit version.

use easyphp for spotweb

And now Install.

easy php installation ready for spotweb

Xdebug Easyphp error messages

If you now go to settings in Easyphp (in your internet browser)

And you will get similar notifications below.
Notice: Undefined variable: phpversion in C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-Devserver-17\eds-binaries\php\php829vs16x64\eds-app-settings.php on line 14

Notice: Undefined variable: phpversion in C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-Devserver-17\eds-binaries\php\php829vs16x64\eds-app-settings.php on line 15

Notice: Undefined variable: xdebugversion in C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-Devserver-17\eds-binaries\php\php829vs16x64\eds-app-settings.php on line 24

Notice: Undefined variable: xdebugdll in C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-Devserver-17\eds-binaries\php\php829vs16x64\eds-app-settings.php on line 25

Then you need to install Xdebug manager. You can download it from

xdebug spotweb

Click Next.

easyphp install Windows

Again on Next.

Install easyphp debug windows

And then Install.

Now the error messages should be gone.

Now we can set the Php version. Select 7.2 or higher and click Restart or Start.

start php for spotweb windows

Create a SpotWeb website Easyphp

create spotweb folder windows

You must first create a folder for spotWeb via Windows Explorer. This is the folder where SpotWeb website files will be placed.

create working folder spotweb windows Configure SpotWeb Windows

1 Enter the name spotweb here.

2 the folder where you will save the website files from spotweb. In my case this is c:\spotweb.

Download SpotWeb Windows

Now you need to download SpotWeb from

spotweb github download

Select Code and then Download zip.

c spotweb windows

You must unzip this zip file and place its contents in the spotweb folder that you have created in your Windows explorer.

Install SpotWeb Windows 10/11

If everything went well, you can now access the next page in your internet browser.

You should not see any error messages here.

spotweb control windows

Click Next.

database windows spotweb

And then Verify database.

log in to SpotWeb

Now you can log in to spotweb

login spotweb

Login at the top with the default admin account User:Admin Password: spotweb

Set up SpotWeb Windows

Now we will set up SpotWeb so that the information can be downloaded from the SpotNetwork.

spotweb config admin settings windows

You can only see this button if you are logged in with an admin account.

Go to Config and then Settings.

news servers settings spotweb set up docker

Enter the details of your news server. You can often find this on the website of your Usenet provider. I recommend that you always use SSL. This is often port 563.

retrieve settings spotweb windows

Go to the Retrieve tab. And for retention, specify how long before SpotNet should retrieve the data. Don’t set this too high because then you have to wait a long time.

Get spots Windows

task scheduler windows 10

Start de taakplanner van Windows.

basic task windows 10 create spotweb

Enter a name. And then Next.

create daily task windows 10 spotweb

Daily and then Next.

basic task windows 10 spotweb time setting

Adjust the time. and then Next. This is the time when the spots are picked up.

basic task windows 10 start spotweb program


php task scheduler windows

programma script: C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-Devserver-17\eds-binaries\php\php829vs16x86x230926152507\php-win.exe

The above may be different depending on the PHP version and whether you are using the 32 bit or 6 bit version of easyphp. You just have to search for the php win.exe file.

Add parameters: -f

Start in: C:\spotweb\retrieve.php

The above may also be different.

If you want to do another update during the day, you simply add the same task again, just at a different time.

This was the tutorial for setting up SpotWeb in Windows 10/11. If you have any questions, see the SpotWeb FAQ.

Tutorial How to install SpotWeb Windows 10/11

  1. SpotWeb tutorial.
  2. Install EasyPhp SpotWeb Windows.
  3. Set up SpotWeb Windows 10 11.

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