Why does Nopcommerce look like this on my WAMP localserver?

1 month ago
Picture can be found at the following link https://ibb.co/rGVrMdf

After finally figuring out how to configure WAMP and iron out some other issues I was having, I'm confused as to why when I go to the folder I declared as my virtual host, I'm presented with the above stuff. (See image for more info)

I was expecting to see some sort of front end E-commerce platform. Aside from me being an idiot and very inexperienced, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.
1 month ago
That looks like the source code.  You'll need to build the solution in Visual Studio to get compiled code that a webserver can serve.  Check the installation guide:  https://docs.nopcommerce.com/user-guide/installing/installation-guide/index.html

Not sure if WAMP can work as it sounds like it's geared toward MySQL and PHP, so if your server OS is a Windows environment you will probably be better off using IIS and SQL Server.
1 month ago
Thanks for your reply.

Okay, so just building the solution now.
What do I do once it's 'built'?

What program should I install to act as a virtual server, so I can see what Nopcommerce looks like, as my first port of call.
1 month ago
So is SQL server a virtual server program?
1 month ago
SQL server  is a database as like mysql and oracle.  I assume it will be good to read the system requirements from
https://docs.nopcommerce.com/user-guide/installing/technology-system-requirements.html

If you want to use mysql as the database and os linux then you need to do some extra work and code change.

There is a old repo https://github.com/lanfengqi/nopcommerce-mysql for mysql(nopCommerce Version 4.0) for new solution you need to implement the related change at your solution.