Importing Joomla 1.5 site to XAMPP

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Importing Joomla 1.5 site to XAMPP

Postby kaj41354 » 18. June 2009 00:20

I see a lot of good information on this forum and needed a question answered. I made the mistake of getting a website with Joomla going without having a local host setup. I now have XAMPP setup and running and was looking for a good tutorial on importing my existing site so that I can test upgrades of Joomla and extensions prior to doing the upgrades live. I am not an expert with servers of any type.

Thanks

Kurt
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Re: Importing Joomla 1.5 site to XAMPP

Postby el-quds » 18. June 2009 09:18

I now have XAMPP setup and running and was looking for a good tutorial on importing my existing site so that I can test upgrades of Joomla and extensions prior to doing the upgrades live. I am not an expert with servers of any type.


Well

u can use xampp very efficiantly to do what u entend to do

u will have to copy joomla in the htdocs in the xampp say C:\xampp\htdocs

and make a database related to it through phpmyadmin or u can simply make an empty directory in the

C:\xampp\mysql\data directory with the name of the database u want to use for joomla

and then use the explorer to install joomla on ur xampp server ...

beter to install the same vesion and then try upgrade it as u intend to do on ur website.. for testing purposes ..

you can open the address

http://localhost/joomla_dir_name/installation/

and go on ..

if anything is needed please say
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Re: Importing Joomla 1.5 site to XAMPP

Postby kaj41354 » 20. June 2009 04:36

Is it possible to just FTP my current website from the server (including database) and install on XAMPP rather than using a new copy? What files need to be changed (e.g. configuration.php)? Sorry of these questions sound stupid but I just want to make sure I don't ruin anything.
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Re: Importing Joomla 1.5 site to XAMPP

Postby el-quds » 20. June 2009 06:48

Yes sure

I talked about a fresh install cause it takes no time on xampp

u can ftp ur joomla with related database

ftp is very slow here thats why..

and the file u need to change is configuration.php

in joomla root directory


var $dbtype = 'mysql';
var $host = 'localhost';
var $user = 'database user root';
var $password = 'xxxxxxx';
var $db = 'jom_database name';
var $dbprefix = 'jom_';

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Re: Importing Joomla 1.5 site to XAMPP

Postby keatealphonse » 20. June 2009 13:24

thanks for sharing :)
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Re: Importing Joomla 1.5 site to XAMPP

Postby kaj41354 » 20. June 2009 14:23

Thank you very much...Exactly what I was looking for
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