I have installed QGIS (1.8 Lisboa) desktop and server on a Windows XP machine. I am now trying to configure the QGIS Webclient. I downloaded the zip file from GitHUb, and made the changes to the templates, etc. When I open the qgiswebclient.html page the map does not load. The toolbars and other parts of the GUI are all there.

From OSgeo4w Shell I checked my mapserver is running: Mapserver v5.6.6

I copied the qgis-web-client folder into the osgeo4w\Apache\htdocs folder.

Does anyone know which parameters I should check?

  • For me the QGIS Web Client is working fine in Windows7. As the Script Alias changed from /cgi-bin/ "C:\OSGeo4W/bin/ to "C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis/bin/" the php is not working now. Server returns the error message as below when typed localhost on address bar. "The requested URL /cgi-bin/php-cgi.exe/index.phtml was not found on this server" I need to add the login controls using php to the application but unfortunately I am stuck now. Please shed some light on this if some one resolved this.
    – Prajith
    Mar 15 '15 at 12:07

QGIS web client has nothing to do with Mapserver. It is a frontend for QGIS SERVER, so you need to install it with the osgeo4w installer.

The QGIS web client is not made to work on Windows server, so AFAIK there isn't a straightforward procedure to make it work. Anyway I found a way, but it isn't pretty:

  • install QGIS Server and edit https_qgis.conf as described in the wiki.

    QGIS server is then accessible trough


  • edit httpd.conf and change

    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "C:\OSGeo4W/bin/"


    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis/bin/"

  • removed the ".exe" extension from "qgis_mapserv.fcgi.exe" inside "C:\OSGeo4W/apps/qgis/bin/"

    At this point restart Apache and the server should work with this URL


    if yes, you are good to go.

  • This works! QGIS Web Client is running on Windows at last! Runs faster under Linux though if you've got a lot of data.
    – Rayner
    Oct 7 '12 at 11:22

I had a similar issue.... Im My case, the SRS code was differente in the GlobalOptions.js and my qgis projects....

so, i changed the EPSG variable in globaloptions to a srs code used in qgis project and the maps loaded...

  • Another sugestion... You can try change the EPSG parameter in the URL of the map, setting the qgis project srs code Jul 11 '12 at 13:07

Try changing

useGetProjectSettings = true;


useGetProjectSettings = false;



This solved my issue that no map could be loaded. You need QGIS Server with a verison higher than 1.8 to be able to use this extension.

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