Install Postgres into XAMPP on Windows

Setting up a local Postgres development environment

1. Install Postgres

  1. Download the installer from EnterpriseDB
  2. Run the installer
  3. Install Postgres into C:\xampp\pgsql{version_number} folder

2. Enable PostGres modules for PHP

  1. Open php.ini file located in C:\xampp\php.
  2. Uncomment the following lines in php.ini
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    extension=php_pdo_pgsql.dll
    extension=php_pgsql.dll
    

3. Install Adminer

  1. Download Adminer
  2. Place the PHP file into HTDOCS

4. Wrapping up

  1. Restart Apache
  2. Adminer is now accessible here
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