Resolving hanging issue during Joomla 3.x installation

Oct 24, 2014

 

Joomla Installation Problem
A common problem most users encounter during local installation of Joomla! 3.x using XAMPP / WAMP is that it hangs during the “Creating Database” part (refer to above illustration). There are several possible causes to this problem, one of which is that PHP has timed out. To fix this issue, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the XAMPP /WAMP Control Panel
  2. Open the “PHP (php.ini)” file to edit it
  3. Search for the “max_execution_time” and edit the default value of “30” to “3000”
  4. Restart Apache Service for the changes to take effect

When you are done installing Joomla! Be sure to switch back. Again, restart Apache Service for the changes to take effect.

Another known cause is the ENGINE=InnoDB since MyIsam is more compatible with Joomla! To fix this issue, simply follow the steps below:

  • When using WAMP, Go to wamp\www\website folder\installation\sql\mysql > open Joomla.sql file and edit it
  • When using XAMPP, Go to wamp\www\website folder\installation\sql\mysql > open Joomla.sql file and edit it

Note: This needs to be done prior to the Joomla! installation

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