Step by Step install Joomla with WampServer

Hello everybody, happy thanksgiving :-)

Today I try to explain how to install Joomla. I’m also long time user of Mambo that transform to Joomla. Why I choose Joomla in this post because I have mail from a reader, ask me to show how to install Joomla locally.

If you in researching stage you might want to see these posts :

Ok. lets continue with Install Joomla at localhost :

Download Joomla

Get latest version of Joomla from this address.


Save and extract to C:\wamp\www\joomla


Create Database for Joomla

Open phpmyadmin and create new database. I create database with name ‘joomla


Set New Domain

I want to try new subdomain for this Joomla installation. (See this post for example add new domain)

I pick name :

Add VirtualHost entry

Open file C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.11\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf

Add these lines :

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot “C:/wamp/www/joomla”
<Directory “C:/wamp/www/joomla/”>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride all
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from

save the file.

Restart wampserver and open from browser :

Installation Wizard


Select your language and click Next.

Pre-installation Check

PHP Version >= 4.3.10 Yes
– Zlib Compression Support Yes
– XML Support Yes
– MySQL Support Yes
MB Language is Default Yes
MB String Overload Off Yes
configuration.php Writable Yes

Recommend Check suggest :

Directive Recommended Actual
Safe Mode: Off Off
Display Errors: Off On
File Uploads: On On
Magic Quotes Runtime: Off Off
Register Globals: Off Off
Output Buffering: Off On
Session Auto Start: Off Off


Click Next.


By click Next it mean You accept the license.

Database Configuration

Fill all data


FTP Configuration

I add folder C:\wamp\www\joomla as home dir.

For information about setting FTP server in your windows system you can refer to this link.


Click button “Set as home dir” followed by click “OK” button.

Enter login information in FTP configuration.


Click on “Verify FTP Settings” give me this error :

[UNKNOWN: 8192] Function ereg() is deprecated
error in line 1177 of file C:\wamp\www\joomla\libraries\joomla\client\ftp.php

I’ll continue on next post.

My daughter cry :-)

Stay health!