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Thursday, 17 November 2005

So, you finally decided to go with Joomla.

First of all, you need a Web server with PHP and MySql. If you want to run Joomla on your personal computer, read our "Install Joomla on Windows" tutorial.

This information may be too technical for you. If so, we suggest you choose a web hosting plan with Fantastico , and go the easy "click-to-install" way. Stay tuned for our "Install Joomla using fantastico" article.


Anyway, here are the Joomla System requirements taken from Make sure to check this URL from time to time, as things may change from a Joomla version to another.



  • PHP 4.2.x or above -

  • MySQL 3.23.x or above -

  • Apache 1.13.19 or above -

You must ensure that you have MySQL, XML and Zlib support built into your PHP.

Joomla can be used with most major browsers including: Internet Explorer (version 5.5+) Netscape, and Mozilla. These browsers take great advantage of Joomla's Administrative interface. The WYSIWYG editor, htmlArea from, works only under Windows Internet Explorer. Extensive testing has also been completed using Mozilla 1.4, but the WYSIWYG editor is not available in this browser due to htmlArea being incompatible.


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