Installing Chikitsa – Patient Management System

This guide will walk you through how to successfully install Chikitsa – Patient Management System

Downloading and unzipping Chikitsa archive

The latest version of Chikitsa can be downloaded from sourceforge. The download page also offers access to previous versions of Chikitsa . Under the Name column, locate Chikitsa(Latest Version).zip and press the Chikitsa(Latest Version).zip link directly across from it under the Name column. This will download the compressed archive of that version of Chikitsa in a zip file. For Latest Version of Chikitsa , a file named “Chikitsa(Latest Version).zip” will be downloaded.

Note: If you don’t have a program on your computer that can extract files from a zip file, WinRar can be downloaded for free. Unzipping the zip file will uncompress the archive so the files can be accessed by a web server.

Uploading Chikitsa’s files

Upload unzip folder either to the root of your web server or into the directory from which they will be served.

Note: If you don’t have a webserver installed in your computer, XAMPP can be downloaded for free. You can view the installation instructions for XAMPP for Windows at WikiHow : How to Install XAMPP for Windows. You also need to start XAMPP at Windows Startup. Here are the instructions

Installing Chikitsa

Visit (or in your web browser and follow the steps provided by the installer.


Fill details for your database and and click on install button. so It will give you success message and admin username password information. After Clicking on “Continue to Application” button you can continue with chikitsa.

After the Installation is done, go to (or to access Chikitsa

Manual Installation

1. in the folder that you copied and extracted Chikitsa in htdocs, go to sql folder and locate a file install.sql
2. Open this file in a text editor like notepad++
3. Replace all %dbprefix% with a desired prefix like ck_ and save the file.
4. Open PHPMyAdmin and create a database .e.g. chikitsa
5. import the install.sql file , that you just modified, in this database
6. In the htdocs/chikitsa folder , go to application/config and locate the sample-database.php
7. Rename this file to database.php
8. Open the database.php in notepad++, and change the following values
‘hostname’ => ‘localhost’,
‘username’ => ‘root’,
‘password’ => ”,
‘database’ => ‘chikitsa’,
‘dbdriver’ => ‘mysqli’,
‘dbprefix’ => ‘ck_’,
(Change the values of array according to your settings)

9. Again access Chikitsa from your URL
(enter your folder name in htdocs/ where chikitsa installed) .e.g http://localhost/HMS

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