How to install and configure Joomla 1.6 with XAMPP on Ubuntu 11.04

23 06 2011

Hi, today I’m going to show you how to install Joomla 1.6 and configure it with XAMPP. Joomla is a nice open source software that allows you to create web pages easily. To getting start with Joomla first you need to install XAMPP on your computer. If you haven’t install it yet, read my post about “How to install XAMPP on ubuntu 11.04” and install it first.

If you have already installed XAMPP, then download the newest version of Joomla or any Joomla version.

Download Joomla 1.6 from here!

After downloading the file , copy it to the location File System–>opt–>lampp–>htdocs (/opt/lampp/htdocs).

Then extract it and remove

Then rename the folder Joomla_1.6.3-Stable-Full_Package as joomla

Then start XAMPP using command: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start on terminal(clrt+T).

Now go to firefox and type http://localhost/joomla and enter. If everything works fine. The displaying page will look like this.

This is the first page of installation process, select your language that you want to be installed from the list an click OK. Then it will move to the Pre-installation check page.

In here if something mark as No in the upper table, you should take action to solve it. if every thing says YES, click Next. Then it will move to the Licence page.

It says about GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. Read the licence 😉 and click Next. Then it will move to the Database page.

Fill these fields like this:

Database type: MySQL

Host name: localhost

User name: root

Password: ***** (This is the password which you configured XAMPP security for the mysql. if you didn’t set password, just leave it)

Database name: install or somename

Table prifix: jos_ (by default)

Old database process: Backup

Then click Next. Then it will move to the FTP configuration page.

Leave it!, because the settings for the FTP Configuration can be entered, or edited after installation.It’s easy for us.So click Next.It will be move to the Configuration page.

Fill these field like this and keep details in a safe place.

Site Name: myJoomlaSite or somename

Your E-mail: give a email address

Admin username: admin  (by default)

Admin password: ***** (give a password)

Confirm Admin password: ***** (retype Admin password)

Then Click Install Sample Data, after clicking it will be shown Sample Data installed successfully.

Then click Next. It will move to the Finish page. In here remove installation folder button.

Without doing this the installation process will not be completed. In earlier versions of Joomla, this step must be taken in manually. But in Joomla1.6 it’s much easy to do with a button 🙂 . After clicking the remove installation folder button, you should see the message Installation folder successfully removed.

Then click the button Administrator and you should be able to login with the username: admin and the password you gave.

If you did everything correctly, it will look like this… 😀

And the site login look like this… 😀

Ok Now you can go on with Joomla 1.6    Any time you can start Joomla just typing this on your browser’s Address bar : http://localhost/joomla  (XAMPP should have started before..) 😀 😀

Thank you

Enjoy it

Gihan Malan De Silva




7 responses

5 07 2011

Great boy keep it up

12 07 2011
Vilma Magnotti

Hello, i cant find your twitter account on site, can you send, i want became ur follower in twitter

12 07 2011

Thanks for reporting . And I fixed it. And Vilma if you want to follow me on twitter here is my twitter: and you are welcome..

13 07 2011
Freddie Laos

Lots of usefull facts plus idea, because both versions every one of us require, are grateful for this particular.

22 07 2011
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7 03 2012

thanks Gihan i like ur tutorials

20 01 2013

The configuration processes with XAMPP went fine for me! I really love to read and execute all the stuff!

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