Is it possible to install joomla on a windows server and what might be the difficulties of going about and doing so. Our client has a windows dedicated box and they want joomla placed on their server.

  • I usually develop in windows environment, and joomla was also one of them. It just worked fine.
    – user482594
    Jun 13 '11 at 20:38
  • so do you setup apache on the server and just upload it to the webroot. almost as if you were installing it locally on a windows machine ?? Jun 13 '11 at 20:46

Yes, it is possible - see http://www.joomla.org/technical-requirements.html

  • would it be just like installing apache on a local machine. How is permissions setup ? Is that different ? Jun 13 '11 at 21:10

You can also use Microsoft's Web Platform Installer to install Joomla 1.6 on a Windows server.


The page that Tadeck referred to, http://www.joomla.org/technical-requirements.html, recommends you use WAMP which bundles together Apache, MySQL and PHP in one install. Once you've installed that the Quickstart Guide will help you (though it talks about using XAMPP, but the previous page says it isn't for live sites). You basically unzip the Joomla install to a directory, and then go to the URL http://localhost/joomla15 to finish off.

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