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Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints by Timi Ogunjobi

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Installation on a local computer

There are a number of ways to set up a test environment on your own local computer. Most time-pressed developers will install and configure directly onto a live server, but there are good reasons for running your application first on a local development server:

  • Developing your application locally allows you to work on it even if you are not connected to the Internet.
  • The experience that you gain from getting your local server running on a simple installation like WampServer for a machine running Windows, or MAMP for a Mac, will make it easier for you to understand server processes and databases. This knowledge will certainly pay off as you get deeper into Joomla!.
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