Joomla 3.1 installation on an MS Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition


I would like to install and setup Joomla 3.1 on my MS Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition.

My server 2008 R2 is running as a Virtual Machine upon ESXi 4.1.

I know that Joomla is best designed for Linux O.S., but for certain reasons I want to install it on an MS Server 2008 R2.

Could somebody help me by letting me know Step-by-Step the procedure of Installing fand Setting up Joolma gor my case?


Dr.Costas SachpazisGeotechnical & Structural Engineering Services.Asked:
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Ian MeredithConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here is a guide for v3.0 which is quite comprehensive.  The steps for v3.1 will be the same.

Similar information here on 3.1 install
Dr.Costas SachpazisGeotechnical & Structural Engineering Services.Author Commented:
Hello Ian_Admino,

I followed your suggestion and I used guide, which was very useful indeed so far.

However, when I complete the Step 1, of this guide, i.e.:

Step 1. Main Configuration

    Select Language: Choose your own language in the drop-down menu, for example, “English (United States)”
    Site Name: Enter the name of your site
    Description: Enter the description of your site
    Site Offline: Choose status for your website when you access to your site: Click “Yes” for “offline” and “No” for “online”
    Admin Email: Enter your valid email address you want to use for your site
    Admin Username: Enter “admin” as default
    Admin Password: Enter your own password
    Confirm Admin Password: Re-type your password
    Click “Next” to continue Step 2

...the page gets stuck for ages, as I show it into the attached file....

Any advice / help please for proceeding forward?


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