ok, i have followed the directions given to me with the joomla/apache installs and for some reason when i enter http://localhost/ in blank browser i get a cannot display site page. i would like to setup a local host but i keep running into dead-ends can anyone provide an easier way to set up.
win xp, have xampp installed, apache 2.2, main reason for this is i want to use the joomla pkg for designing backend site. i just wish there was another way to run it(install it) easier for use like you would any other program.
03-06-2009, 01:56 PM
Hmmm, I've only ever used wamp on windows. Sorry.
I know this sounds incredibly tech supporty, but make sure the program starts the server. I know it took me a few tries before I realized that wamp doesn't automatically start the server just because the program is running.
03-06-2009, 02:15 PM
i have heard mixed emotions about the two. i can install the wamp and try it from there. So do you know if joomla can be run from any other source than the localhost or live server?
03-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Well it's written in PHP so it'll have to run off a server with PHP enabled, so I'd say no.
03-06-2009, 02:46 PM
ok, thanks this is a bit noobish for me, i admin a site and have some request to do some building, i thought i would try something new to start with.
03-06-2009, 02:48 PM
No prob. I've never used Joomla before. Is it good?
03-06-2009, 04:27 PM
it is supposed to have 2 sections of templates, one is for the site and the other is for the backend design there are alot of templates out there and it is easy to use.