How to Install Joomla on a Windows PC

If you want to try joomla and do not know how you should follow these four steps in 20 minutes you will have installed your first joomla, mambo and other open source cms at your leisure.

1) Firstly you must choose to install Joomla, download it and keep it handy. In this case, and Joomla which you can download from here

2) Download XAMPP SERVER 1.7.2 for Windows PC! (For linux you need to download this ). (WARNING TO THE USA VERSION 1.7.3 PHP 5.3 but for the moment is not compatible with Joomla.)

Install Xampp server should simply double-click the icon and follow the procedure, that is, choose where you want it to be installed, (maybe you choose the drive with more space. Finally open the program and turn on apache, mysql. .. So you can also configure whether you want them safe, but if you connect with a Ruter and do not do real work, you can let go

After installation, you are ready to try all the open source software you want. Xampp server will be installed on your PC: Apache, MySQL, PHP + PEAR + Switch, MiniPerl, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, XAMPP Control Panel, Webalizer, Mercury Mail Transport System, FileZilla FTP Server SQLite ADODB Zend Optimizer XAMPP Security, Ming. For Windows 98, 2000, XP. Vista.

Now open your firefox browser and type http://localhost and explore or else you’ll see a page that will guide the use of your server.

To create a database you need to type http://localhost/phpmyadmin
enter the text that will become the name of your database such as Joomla, remember the data because you will soon begin installation of the core joomla.

We are in the end, now you can extract the zip and put it in the joomla folder httpdocs that will be the primary root of your server, so it will httpdocs / joomla, call index.php from your browser that is written to the browser, or explore firefox, netscape, opera or the browser you use


localhost and your domain name unless you have it then replace it your
joomla and location of the folder where you extracted the entire package

If all goes well you’ll see the page of wizard

that must be filled with the database name, the name and password for phpmyadmin etc. ..

and continue, in the end delete the installation folder and you have configured your joomla,

All configuration functions are modified by configuration.php

Now you http://localhost/joomla/index.php public site
http://localhost/joomla/administrator/index.php administration joomla