Mambo is one of the most famous free CMS available in the internet. Actually, Mambo were developed by members of team who created Joomla before.
Before we start, I assume that you have installed XAMPP in your system and familiar with Linux Terminal.
Step 1. Goto Mambo website.
Open your web browser and type “http://mambo-foundation.org” in the URL box to open Mambo website.
Step 2. Download the source file.
Select the latest version with .tar format extension. The latest version available that I can download when I write this article is MamboV4.6.2.tar.gz. Click the link to save the file to your ‘download directory’.
Step 3. Create Mambo directory at XAMPP web server
Before we extract the Mambo file we have to prepare the directory for it. Since we use XAMPP in this sample, the working directory will be at “/opt/lampp/htdocs”.
Now, open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).
Type “sudo mkdir /opt/lampp/htdocs/mambo” to create a directory for mambo.
Type “cd /opt/lampp/htdcos/” and type “ls -l” to check the result.
Step 4. Copy mambo source file
The download directory can be different. It depends to your browser setting. I set my download directory to ‘mydata/new_download‘. So, you can go to your download directory using ‘cd’ command.
Since I use ‘mydata/new_download’ for my download directory, so I type “cd mydata/new_download”.
Check the file with “ls -l” command followed by the mambo file name.
Step 5. Extract Mambo source file
Step 6. Install Mambo from web browser
Now, you can run your browser and type “http://localhost/mambo”.
Mambo Installation – Precheck
Mambo Installation – License
Mambo Installation – Database Configuration
Enter the data needed:
MySQL User Name: root
MySQL password: enter_your_password
Verify MySQL password: re_enter_your_password
MySQL database name: put any name (I used db_mambo).
MySQL Table prefix: don’t change it.
Check box “Install Sample Data”: don’t change it if you are new to mambo.
Mambo Installation – Your site name
Mambo Installation – Email and admin password
Mambo Installation – Configuration File
Don’t forget!! Your user name is ‘admin’ and your password is “12345678 (depend on what you type)”.
Mambo can not create its configuration file the the directory is not writeable.
It’s no problem, we can create it manually.