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Viewing your Joomla website in the browser and logging in as Admin - Administration

Joomla is an award-winning open source CMS that lets you create “business” or professional-looking websites directly from scratch. Contrast this with WordPress, which by default is a blogging platform and gives websites the appearance of a blog after installation. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to install a fully running Joomla website directly from scratch using the Linux Ubuntu/XAMPP web server.

  1. Install Joomla on Ubuntu
  2. Joomla's System Requirements
  3. Download Joomla and Install it in your Linux XAMPP htdocs
  4. Viewing your Joomla website in the browser and logging in as Admin
By: Codex-M
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August 03, 2010

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To view your Joomla website installed on your XAMPP localhost, simply clear your entire browser cache and history first, then enter this URL in the address bar:


You will then see your Joomla website, looking like the screen shot below:

You can now log in as admin at this URL: http://localhost/joomla/administrator/  

Your username is set by default to admin. Use the password you entered in Step 12 in the previous section.

In upcoming tutorials on Joomla in Linux, you will learn how to customize your Joomla website and work with templates and extensions.

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