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{{page|needs editing|This article should be written from a Multiversion point of view since it describes methods of installing software on a local computer for use as a local server. Any version of Joomla! will work on a local server as long as it meets the requirements of the specific version.}}
  
{{JVer|1.6}} This is one of a series of documents introducing Joomla! version 1.6. (It was derived from the one written for 1.5 but is now updated and complete.
 
 
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====Before download and installation ====
 
====Before download and installation ====
:*Create a folder for the Joomla installation with a suitable name
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:*Create a folder for the Joomla! installation with a suitable name
  
Under the XAMPP folder (for example C:\XAMPP\) there is a folder called htdoc (C:\XAMPP\htdoc ). This is the folder under which all content that will be seen on the localhost Web site is located. (There are already files there - such as index.html which displays the logo for XAMPP)
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Under the XAMPP folder (for example <tt>C:\XAMPP\</tt>) there is a folder called <tt>htdocs</tt> (<tt>C:\XAMPP\htdocs</tt> ). This is the folder under which all content that will be seen on the localhost Web site is located. (There are already files there - such as index.html which displays the logo for XAMPP)
::Open the htdoc folder
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::Open the htdocs folder
::Create a folder under htdoc to contain the Joomla! files. (It can have any name but Joomla16 is often used for sample sites).
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::Create a folder under htdocs to contain the Joomla! files. (It can have any name but <tt>joomlaXX</tt> is often used for sample sites, where XX denotes the version number). In this example we will use <tt>joomla16</tt>
  
[[Image:GSfileshtdocs16.png|frame|center|'''Some of the files under C:XAMPP. Here the Joomla! 1.6 instance is called Joomla16 and there are Joomla! 1.5 installations under Joomla15 and development''']]
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[[Image:GSfileshtdocs16.png|frame|center|'''Some of the files under <tt>C:\XAMPP</tt>. Here the Joomla! instance lives and there are in this example two Joomla! installations, one for 1.5 and one for 1.6''']]
  
====Download files for Joomla! - this is for Joomla! 1.6====
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====Download files for Joomla! ====
  
 
::Go to the main Joomla! site - http://www.joomla.org/  
 
::Go to the main Joomla! site - http://www.joomla.org/  
::Click the Download button. It links to version 1.6
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::Click the Download button. It links to the latest stable release of Joomla!
 
::Click on the ZIP for the Full Package for the latest version.
 
::Click on the ZIP for the Full Package for the latest version.
 
::Save the file to the Download folder on your computer
 
::Save the file to the Download folder on your computer
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::Right-click the downloaded zip file
 
::Right-click the downloaded zip file
 
::Choose Extract All
 
::Choose Extract All
The Extraction Wizard prompts for where you want the files to be located. This is in the folder created above - for example C:\xampp\htdoc\Joomla16
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The Extraction Wizard prompts for where you want the files to be located. This is in the folder created above - for example C:\xampp\htdocs\Joomla16
 
::Click Browse to find the folder you have created for the installation of Joonmla! 1.6
 
::Click Browse to find the folder you have created for the installation of Joonmla! 1.6
 
::Click OK
 
::Click OK
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== Configure Joomla! and install the sample data ==
 
== Configure Joomla! and install the sample data ==
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*Create database Joomla16 using PHPMYADMIN
 
*Open the Joomla! site in your browser
 
*Open the Joomla! site in your browser
 
:If you called the folder for the Joomla! files 'joomla16, then enter the URL in your browser:-
 
:If you called the folder for the Joomla! files 'joomla16, then enter the URL in your browser:-
<code><nowiki>http://localhost//joomla16 </nowiki></code>
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<code><nowiki>http://localhost/joomla16 </nowiki></code>
  
 
If you called the file something else - then use the name of that file instead of 'joomla16'.
 
If you called the file something else - then use the name of that file instead of 'joomla16'.
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==How to install another instance of Joomla! on localhost==
 
==How to install another instance of Joomla! on localhost==
You can install and configure another instance of Joomla! using a different name. You do not need to download it again as it is already in your download folder.
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You can install and configure another instance of Joomla! using a different name. You ''do'' need to download it again as you removed the installation directory as a security measure.
  
 
:*Create a new folder under htdoc - with a different name from the first installation. For example - development16
 
:*Create a new folder under htdoc - with a different name from the first installation. For example - development16
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:*[http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html Documentation about installing and using XAMPP]. This is the documentation for XAMPP and also  has links to help about xampp.
 
:*[http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html Documentation about installing and using XAMPP]. This is the documentation for XAMPP and also  has links to help about xampp.
 
==Index to other documents in this series==
 
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[[User:LornaS|Lorna Scammell]] February 2011
 
[[User:LornaS|Lorna Scammell]] February 2011
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