Hey guys, in this post will learn about how to install and configure MantisBT on windows.

Software requirements to install MantisBT on windows are,

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Web Server (Apache)

To install, and configure all three softwares together is a time-consuming process. So, let’s install WampServer which ships PHP, MySQL, and Apache on windows altogether 🙂

Step 1 : Navigate to http://www.wampserver.com/en/

Step 2 : Click Downloads and Select the one which is suitable for your system. Am choosing 64-bit.

wampserver downloads

Step 3 : Click download directly


Step 4 : Save the file to any location of your preference.


Step 5 : Right-click the downloaded file and Run as administrator.

Run Wamp file

Step 6 : Follow the prompts and Install the WampServer. After the installation, Restart the computer if necessary.

Note : If you get any .dll missing error, google it and try to install the missing C++ Redistributable package.

Step 7 : Now let’s download stable released version of Mantis by navigating to http://www.mantisbt.org/download.php

Mantis Download

Step 8 : Once the file is downloaded, extract the files and place the folder under “C:\wamp64\www” directory


Step 9 : Make sure the wampapache  and wampmysql instance are running.

Note: If your wamp server port conflict with default port 80, try to change the port of wamp to something else and try again.


Step 10: Navigate to http://localhost:[port]/ in your browser if you could see the below screen then you’re good to go 🙂

Note: [port] – It’s your apache server port number. If default port is used by another process you can change the port in WAMPServer Tray icon > Tools > Ports used by Apache


Step 11: Right-click the wamp tray icon and choose wamp settings and choose the following options ticked green.


Step 12: Click the Mantis folder under the Projects section in the page that’s shown in step 10.

Step 13 : In the next screen, Click Install/Upgrade Database option in the bottom of the screen

install mantisbt

Step 14 : In the next screen, scroll to the bottom you should be able to see MantisBT was installed successfully.

Note : Don’t worry about the error messages!

Mantis installed

So, successfully you installed MantisBT 🙂

Click create your first project that should take you to the Login page.

Defaults Credentials

Username: administrator

Password: root

Note: Once you logged in, don’t forget to update the administrator’s email and password.

Let me know how your installation goes in the comments section below.

In my next post, will learn about how to create a Project in MantisBT.

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4 thoughts on “How to install MantisBT?”
  1. It’s ok with installation but can you tell me how to collaborate with team members? is there need to install mantis BTto everyone ?what about the database? Should it be shared with other members? if it will be shared then how other members access the commonly shared mantis BT software?

    1. Hello Sandip,

      After your installation, you can add users to the Mantis system and share the Mantis URL, which is installed on the server. They can access it through the URL and it prompts them for their username and password while they access it. Database is configured in MySQL while you install. Sharing database with the team is not advisable. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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