Testing out any software (WordPress,Joomla,Magento,Drupal etc) in local server such as XAMPP,WAMP,AMPPS is the best idea to do, because you can easily see the changes what you done with WordPress,Magento CMS in your system locally and learn from it.If anything goes wrong then you can make changes and see what happen after changing.In this way testing in local server is best before going to implement in real server.
How To Install Joomla Using WAMP SERVER In Windows?
Here are all the steps describe below:
This is very much similar as I discussed earlier in the case of Installing Joomla Under XAMPP(Instruction for this).There are few steps that you should know before installing Joomla 3.0.3 on wamp.
For Installing Joomla Under WAMP :
- You have WAMP SERVER installed in your system(Instruction for this).
- You have to create a MySQL Database(Instruction).
1)Download Joomla 3.0.3 package from this site.
2)Now Extract the downloaded file into C:wampwww. Before Extracting you should create a folder named as you want into www directory inside C:wamp(In my case WAMP installed in C: directory) and i create a folder inside www directory named joomla.For Extracting you may use any windows extracting application or winrar.I used winrar for extracting.
3)After extract the package of Joomla 3.0.3,Open your browser’s address bar and enter http://127.0.0.1/joomla/ or open the homepage of wamp server and click on joomla project(In my case joomla is the folder which i created in www directory,if you named different to this folder then enter your choice name instead of joomla).
After this step is similar which I discussed earlier installing joomla 3.0 under XAMPP.Follow the step from step 4 to till.
NOTE: IF YOU GET ERROR WHILE INSTALLING JOOMLA 3.0.3 ON XAMPP 1.7.3 .YOU BETTER TO INSTALL ON WAMP 2.2 E OR XAMPP 1.8.1 .FROM THE LATEST RELEASE OF JOOMLA YOU NEED PHP VERSION 5.4 FOR JOOMLA 3.0.3 .BUT IN XAMPP 1.7.3 PHP VERSION IS 5.3.1 .SO YOU MAY GET ERROR.IF YOU NOT GETTING ANY ERROR THEN CONTINUE WITH XAMPP 1.7.3.