Windows 32-bit installer. The installation Wizard will ask you for an installation path and will create a programme group and icons for you to use to run Xitami. Pass “-nologo” on the command line to perform the installation Wizard without displaying the iMatix logo.
Double-clicking the Uninstall icon uninstalls Xitami. ‘Add/Remove Programmes’ is also available in Windows 95 and NT 4.x’s control panel. Xitami keeps several things in the Windows registry that should be removed by the uninstall script.
After installing Xitami, launch it and connect with any web browser. Test the “Welcome To Xitami” page. If another server uses port 80, Xitami fails to run. Try HTTP port 5080. You then use the URL
Windows source is also available. This must be compiled with MSVC 4.x or 5.x to extend the server through the WSX add-on protocol. Unzip the source package into a directory (e.g. c:xitamisrc) and double-click the xitami.mdp file to build. This starts MSVC. Click the ‘Build’ button, then wait until everything compiles before clicking the ‘Run’ button. This source package includes Xitami’s console (DOS box) version. When loaded with TCP/IP connections, earlier Windows 95 versions can have serious troubles. While Win95 is acceptable for testing and tiny sites, it is not recommended for serious sites; instead, use NT or Linux. If your Win95 system displays the iconic ‘Blue Screen of Death’ when the server is substantially loaded, consider applying the numerous fixes and upgrades available from Microsoft.
Win 95/98/NT Vanilla Xitami Console Xitami is faster but less appealing than Windows. Logs, security, and functionality are compatible. Windows 32-bit console. The installation programme will ask you for an installation path and will create a programme group and icons for you to use to run Xitami.
Windows 98 users say the console version of Xitami runs better than the graphic version. If your Xitami GUI breaks after heavy use under Win98, try the console version. MSVC may cause this.
After installing Xitami, launch xidos32 and connect with any web browser. Test the “Welcome To Xitami” page. If another server uses port 80, Xitami fails to run. Use ‘-b’ to change HTTP ports. ‘Base’ changes HTTP and FTP ports. ‘-b 5000’ starts the Xitami HTTP and FTP services on ports 5080 and 5021. You would then use
Double-clicking the Uninstall icon uninstalls Xitami. ‘Add/Remove Programmes’ is also available in Windows 95 and NT 4.x’s control panel.
Service-Based Xitami Windows 95 Console versions can be installed as services under Windows 95/98. This little-known Windows 95/98 feature lets you run Xitami when the computer boots instead than when a user logs in. Xitami console version installation asks if you want to install it as a Win95 service. If you select this option, a simple dispatcher called “C:Service.bat” is created that just navigates to the Xitami directory and executes Xitami.
The installation script inserts a registry entry under “SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunServices” to start the dispatcher.This entry is removable. Editing service.bat removes the xidos32.exe call.