Follow my simple 5 minute step-by-step tutorial for installing Joomla 2.5 on your local computer. This video will show you how to set up a MySql database and run the Joomla 2.5 install package on your local machine.
Why install Joomla locally? Developing a Joomla site on your local computer will save you time, and money on web hosting & domain fees. Then, when you're ready to go live, you can simply export the site and database to your web host.
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