How to: Install Joomla 1.5 in XAMPP

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Recently, when I was working on a Joomla project, I forgot how to install Joomla in XAMPP Server. Before installing I downloaded the XAMPP Server from, then I have downloaded the latest version of Joomla from, after installing my XAMPP Server, I have created a new database through my XAMPP MySql – and followed the below video accordingly to install Joomla into XAMPP.

Install Joomla in XAMPP

Install Joomla in XAMPP

I would like to thank the Author slogen123 for sharing his valuable expertise on installing Joomla. In this video, there was an article on how we can install Joomla 1.5 with XAMPP – the title is like “Installing XAMPP & Joomla! 1.5

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And below is the Step-by-step installation process

  1. Install XAMPP. Service section: check “Install Apache as service” and “Install MySQL as service”.
  2. Extract Joomla! ZIP package and copy files and folders included to: (XAMPP installation directory)/htdocs/(yourproject)/
  3. Go to http://localhost/xampp/index.php on your web browser and select “phpMyAdmin” from the left menu.
    • Enter a name for the database that will be used by Joomla! on the “Create new database” field.
    • Go to “Server: localhost” on the upper breadcrumb and press then the “Privileges” tab.
    • Select “Add a new user”. Enter your desired username+password and “localhost” for host field. If you’re going to use that user for administration tasks you can check all global privileges.
  4. Go to http://localhost/(yourproject) on your web browser to start Joomla! installator.
    • Select your language for the installation process.
    • Check that all the minimum requierements are working properly.
    • Read the licence if you feel bored 😉
    • On the database configuration page, enter username+password and database name previously defined. Also “localhost” for host name field.
    • I won’t setup an FTP file system layer.
    • On the main configuration page, it’s time to give a name to your website. You must enter an e-mail address and a password that will be used by “admin” user. There’s an options area below for migration procedures. You can also press “Install sample data” button if you don’t want to start your Joomla! project from scratch.
  5. Now Joomla! is installed and ready. Don’t forget to remove the installation directory. You’ll find your frontend at http://localhost/(yourproject) and access your administration area at http://localhost/(yourproject)/administrator, with user “admin” and password set on the previous step.

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