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Installing Joomla


To run Joomla on your computer you need to have
Web server (Apache), Programming language (PHP), database (MySQL)

You can get all of these installing XAMPP

Once you have installed XAMPP in your computer you can install Joomla later

Download Joomla using following link

http://www.joomla.org/download.html

You can select the version you wish to download

 

Installing Joomla Version

 

Create a new folder called Joomla (Name of the folder could be any) inside the htdocs

C:\xampp\htdocs\Joomla

Copy everything inside the zip folder you have downloaded and paste in to the folder you have recently created inside the htdocs folder

 

Installing Joomla Folder

 

Setting up the database

Go to the phpMyAdmin
Create a New database called Joomla

 

Installing Joomla Setting Up The Database 01

Installing Joomla Setting Up The Database 02

 

Type the following path in URL bar
localhost/joomla

Fill information required

Language
Site name
Description – you can provide a description which will be the global Meta description for the website

 

 Installing Joomla Main Configuration

 

Then click the next button

Fill the information required about the database configuration

Database name
User name
Most of the time username would be root and password would be blank in windows machines

 

Installing Joomla Database Configuration


Then click the next button

Select none (if you want to proceed with black installation)

 

Installing Joomla Finalisation


Click the install button

There is one thing remaining to be done before using Joomla

Click site button if you want to reach front end of the website
Click administrator button if you want to reach back end of the website

 

Installing Joomla Congratulations!

 

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