In the previous chapter, you have installed the Apache web server enabled with PHP and MySQL on your local computer. You don't need the web hosting account to test Joomla anymore. Now, you can install Joomla and run it locally. In this chapter, we will explain how to install Joomla, step by step.
Congratulations! Now, Joomla 1.5 is now installed on your local computer. You can test Joomla in your home or office, on your personal PC with Windows or Mac. This is the perfect solution for learning Joomla. You don't even need Internet connection to play with Joomla locally. All you can do with Joomla on hosting provider's server, you can do now on your own computer. You can develop entire website with Joomla locally and then transfer it to the live server. More about that in the coming tutorials.