Join Jen Kramer for an in-depth discussion in this video WAMP, MAMP, and XAMPP, part of Installing and Running Joomla! 3: Local and Web-Hosted Sites.
- Before we get started with the mechanics of installing…Joomla, it's nice to know what the general steps are…in advance and why you're doing what you're doing.…In an earlier video, I talked about Joomla…as a web application, in order for Joomla to run correctly,…it needs three components: A web server, a programming…language, in this case functioning as middleware, and…a database that's available so everything runs correctly.…The software we're going to use that corresponds to those…particular components include Apache as our web server,…PHP as our programming language, and MySQL as your database.…
Your local computer, the one that's sitting right there…in front of you, doesn't have the software installed on it.…So we're going to need to install this stuff…first before we can install Joomla.…If you take the very first letter of Apache, A,…combine that with the M in MySQL,…and then the P from PHP, we get AMP.…You may have heard of LAMP before where the L…stands for Linux, and that first character there…typically responds to the operating system of your web host.…
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 05/30/2018. What changed?
A: Joomla no longer supports PHP 5.6 and lower and will issue an error message if it detects an outdated version on your host server. We added three videos that show how to resolve the error message, by updating PHP in your MAMP or WAMP stack.