How to install Joomla on XAMPP Server.
Joomla Content Management System (CMS) is easy to install. No matter what server operating system you’re running, Joomla’s installation process walks you through all the steps.
Before you install Joomla, set up the Joomla environment. The easiest way to do this is with XAMPP.
To install XAMPP, We have a full Xampp installation tutorial, you can see this guide.
Click the Download button on Joomla’s page.
Download the compressed .zip or .tar.gz file, as appropriate for your operating system.
Once you downloaded the file, Uncompress the Joomla files to the htdocs directory “C:\xampp\htdocs\joomla”.
Once you finish the file extraction, open Xampp control panel and start Apache and MySQL. Click on MySQL admin button to go “PHPMyAdmin” page.
On SQL admin page, create a new database which is used as Joomla database while installation. Name the database “Joomla” for convenience and click on “Create”.
Once you created the database, add a user account or use an existing account. And grant all privileges to that user.
To create a new user, click on “Add new user” button.
Add user details
Username : “anwar_joomla”
Host name: “Localhost”
Password : ********
Make sure that you checked Grant all privileges for database “<databasename>”. and click on “Go”.
Now you can grant specific privileges for administering database Joomla. Check all privileges to the user and click “Go”.
Assuming that we install Joomla to folder “Joomla”, now, go to your browser and access this link: http://localhost/joomla
Now you will see Joomla installation interface.
You can select the language and enter site details.
Enter an administrator e-mail address in the Your E-Mail text box.
When you log into your new site, you’ll be the super user. The super user has maximum control of the site.
You can create several super users, but you can’t delete a super-user account. However, you can demote the account to a lower site permission level and then delete it.
Also, enter administrator username and password. and click “Next” to enter database details.
Enter the database details that you created earlier. Database name, Database username, and password.
Click “Next” to start the installation.
Done! Click on “Delete installation folder” to delete the folder.
Now you can access administration site using the credentials that we created before. Or use “localhost/Joomla/administrator” and access the site, using the URL “localhost/Joomla”.