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Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by JamesTruelove » Fri May 27, 2022 4:55 pm

Hi All

I wish to try out Joomla! 4 on windows 10 using XAMPP
Whenever I follow a link to install XAMPP on Windows 10 the link takes me to a download site for Windows 8?
Is there not a version to install on Windows 10?

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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by gws » Fri May 27, 2022 5:33 pm

I would recommend Wampserver over Xampp, you can change DB and php versions on the fly with Wamp.

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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by JamesTruelove » Fri May 27, 2022 5:42 pm

I am only just starting to think about trying out Joomla 4 on a Windows 10 laptop. There are a lot of different opinions on what software to use! I was just interested what people have used.
I gave up migrating to Joomla 4 on our live site due to the difficulty experienced. We decided to stick with Joomla 3.10 rather than subjecting ourselves to the work involved.

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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by ceford » Fri May 27, 2022 5:49 pm

You might be interested in this:

https://docs.joomla.org/XAMPP

The Version 8 referred to seems to be the version of XAMPP rather than the version of Windows.

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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by JamesTruelove » Fri May 27, 2022 6:09 pm

Ahhh I did not realise that. I assumed they were referring to the Windows version. Many thanks!

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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by Webdongle » Fri May 27, 2022 6:31 pm

Wamp is preferable to xampp for many reasons
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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by AMurray » Fri May 27, 2022 10:45 pm

XAMPP's versioning also indicates the version of PHP included I think (and so is only *one* version of PHP).

Where with WAMPServer you can use whatever PHP version you want - they have a full selection that you can add as add-in modules.
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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by Webdongle » Fri May 27, 2022 11:00 pm

And with wamp you can switch php versions on the fly.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by JamesTruelove » Sun May 29, 2022 2:16 pm

Eventually installed Joomla 4 successfully using WAMP on my Windows 10 laptop.
Now I can get to know J4 without risking production site!
Thanks to all

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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by toivo » Sun May 29, 2022 9:23 pm

You may have found them already, but the sticky topics at the Wampserver Forum have the instructions and the alternative repo at https://wampserver.aviatechno.net/ has all the latest updates and extensions like PHP versions.
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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by Webdongle » Mon May 30, 2022 8:35 am

If you don't have Microsoft Visual C/C++ Redistributable packages or (in some cases) if you have reinstalled your Windows files then you need to install the packages in order.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Using XAMPP To install Joomla on Windows 10

Post by JamesTruelove » Mon May 30, 2022 4:27 pm

Thanks for the help


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