Can you run Joomla 1.5 without a server?

Asked by Ampers on 2009-02-02

I am using Ubuntu v8.10 and would like to build a website incorporating a blog.

I have read through a lot of the data on the Joomla site but am confused as it seems to keep referring to servers.

I want to run it on my single home computer.

Any help would be appreciated, and please bear in mind that I get easily lost with Linux. :-)

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Best peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #1

Yep, it's possible to run it on your local host - you can run Joomla on your local host. But you have to install XAMPP first. Reaad the following page:

Hope it helps. If you have more questions, please ask. Maybe I''ll be able to get an answer.

Ampers (ampers) said : #2

Thanks peter, that solved my question.

Ampers (ampers) said : #3

On another front, do you know of any books showing in a simple form how to set it all up?

I noticed two on - one was a Beginners guide and the other one was not due out until later this year. (I could easily wait).


peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #4

Hi Ampers

Great if it works.

No, I don't know any books. But you can find a lot of documentation on the following link::

Books you can find under They have al lot of Jommla books. Enter Joomla in the search field and you will find them all.

Hope it helps.

Mohammad Alhobayyeb (mih1406) said : #5

synaptic package manager -> edit -> Mark packages by task -> LAMP Server

I wish this help

Ampers (ampers) said : #6

Thanks, Mohammad, downloading now.

Ampers (ampers) said : #7

And thank you for the documentation link Peter, looks like just what I needed.

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #8

Great. Hope it helps. Have a nice time and be well.

Mohammad Alhobayyeb (mih1406) said : #9

Notice that you can have a mail server though, start spamming ;)