How to change PHP settings compatibility with Joomla! on localhost?These are recommended settings for PHP in order to ensure full compatibility with Joomla! Joomla! will still work even if your settings do not match. However, this may affect operation of other extensions of Joomla!

Joomla! 1.5 or 1.6 and newer - Which to choose?Joomla! CMS has recently released an update to it's heavy-weight CMS, and there is much debate as to which platform is the safest to develop with. For the last few years Joomla 1.5 has been a solid option, with loads of third-party plugins, components and modules to get Joomla to work beyond it's standard capabilities.

How to create a database on localhost using phpMyAdmin?A database is a way to store lots of information. You might want to store the names and addresses of all your contacts, or maybe customer information. One of the easiest way to create a database is through phpMyAdmin, which is available on most hosts that offer MySQL databases.

Joomla Folder StructureThe following is based on Joomla version 1.5.x. If you notice something has changed, let us know so we can update this article. Also, we will only be covering the most important files and folders in this article. If you believe we missed an important one, let us know so we can cover it.

How to check PHP information on your hosting?Once you have completed the necessary installation of your server software it is worth running a quick test to ensure that all the necessary, minimum requirements are met.

Localhost or Remote Host InstallationsA localhost is a Web server and associated database that is set up directly on your computer or that may be on a local network either within your home or business environment. You have direct easy access to the machine upon which the software is situated

Joomla! Technical RequirementsIf any of these items are not supported, your system does not meet the minimum requirements for installation. Please take appropriate actions to correct the errors. Failure to do so could lead to your Joomla! installation not functioning properly. 

Joomla! Features OverviewJoomla is so much more than just a powerful content management system. Here is a list of features "out of the box," but the true power of Joomla is in its extensibility.