Install CMS Joomla on Mac.

Install CMS Joomla on Mac.

To test a CMS (Content Management System) and start manipulating a site, it is possible to opt for a local server before subscribing to web hosting.

The advantages of setting up a local server on a computer are multiple.

First, it will make it possible not to depend on an internet network to be able to work. On a local version of the site, it is easy to work from anywhere. Also, no dependence on an internet connection will disturb the work before going online.

Please note that the local version of the site will only be visible on the computer where the local server has been installed. In addition, no backups will be performed online, unless performed manually. This is why it is necessary to ensure the security and performance of the hosting computer before starting development.

Despite some disadvantages, many developers build their projects on a local server because the technique brings many advantages. It is the preferred choice when it comes to testing, starting a project, experimenting and learning a CMS.

This tutorial will cover how to install an Apache local server with Mamp on Mac OS computers. For Windows environments, the tutorial can be found right here.

Here is the procedure for installing Mamp on MAC with setting up a CMS Joomla:

Start by getting the pkg extension installer. Here is a link to download it: mamp.

Once downloaded, click on the installer.

The window that appears offers to install Mamp. Continue the installation by clicking on Continue, taking the time to read the terms of use.

After installation, you have to wait a minute or two for the installation to complete. For information, the software takes around 1.82GB of storage.

After the appearance of this window, the installation is complete, the window can be closed.

If this window appears, the option to keep or delete the installer is offered.

Once done, find Mamp by clicking F4 and searching for Mamp. or by going through the search with command + space.

Attention: Mamp pro is also installed now on the machine, to not subscribe to the premium version, launch Mamp.

On this window, various parameters such as the name of your local server, the PHP version or the type of server are to be entered. It is recommended to keep the default settings.

Then press Start on the top right to launch the local server.

The server is running when the Start button appears green. Normally, a web page will open with this display:

This is the MAMP server home page. By obtaining this visual, we have confirmation that the installation of MAMP. is finished. Now, how to install a CMS on the local server.

Install Joomla on local MAMP server.

To use the Joomla CMS, you must start by recovering the necessary files and setting up a database. To do this, first get the files from the Joomla site (here).

Once downloaded, unzip and drop the contents of the folder into C:\Applications\MAMP\htdocs. It is possible to delete the starting index.php file at the same time.

Next, it is necessary to build a database. To do this, you need to access phpMyAdmin. From Mamp’s home page, there is a redirect link to access phpMyAdmin here:

The link redirects to a page of this type. This is the default phpMyAdmin page:

Click on database and fill in the database name field with the Joomla name. To validate, click on Create.

Then go back to the Mamp home area and click on MyWebsite in the top navigation bar:

If everything went well, the Joomla installation page will appear.

If so, the Joomla installation on the local server is successful. Now, let’s set up the website.

We start our installation by choosing the language of the CMS, by adding the Name of the site and the description (optional). Next, add a super user account. Leave the Site Offline option.

In the next database section, since this is a local version, leave the default fields. However, you still need to add the name of the database created in phpMyAdmin, the username and the password.

Finally, the third step allows you to build a few examples to have a visual ready from the start. This solution is optional.

Check the entire configuration before clicking on install at the bottom of the page on the right. If all goes well, after a few seconds the next page should appear.

Now delete the files intended for installation before continuing on the Joomla back-office.

Then click on the admin button to finally get to the Joomla login page. Enter the identifiers then by clicking on Log in, the CMS interface appears.

Here is the interface displayed once the connection is made. To learn more about it, find the essentials of the Joomla interface.

This last step completes this short tutorial on installing Joomla via Mamp for mac-OS.

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