- Download the AMPPS installer package at http://ampps.com/downloads
- Run the installation file as you do with regular software and follow the step by step instructions.
- Open “AMPPS Control Panel Application” and start “Apache” and “MySQL”.
If all went well, the afore-mentioned services will start and you will have a similar screen below.
MySQL usually does start but you may have problem with the Apache and this usually an issue relating to “another port using “port:80””. To fix this, on the AMPPS user interface, click Apache, then Configuration as shown below.
The configuration file will open in a text editor like notepad.
Go the line 49 of that file and change “Listen 80” to “Listen 8080” save the file. Restart the Apache. Open your browser and type: “http://localhost:8080” and press enter.
If you don’t have the above issue, yours will be “http://localhost”. Your system now has a local server that will enable you develop the Joomla site as though you were online.
If your installation of AMPPS has gone as I outlined, by the time you type: http://localhost on your browser, you'll see the screen below.