I'm replacing an old laptop and trying to get a Joomla 3.9.21 test site runing on the new computer. Since I've done this in the past, decided to do so manually instead of using XAMPP.
Running on Windows 10, all Apache, php, mysql and phpmyadmin are working correctly. I can access localhost files and been able to handle the database.
When I run localhost/mysite/installation I can go through all the steps up to the point to click the INSTALL button.
The installer actually writes on the database 14 tables and suddenly it stalls. The installation progress bar stops. If I access the site in a new tab at this time, the installation page comes up again. Is there a way to show the installation steps taking place to find out where is the problem to find it's solution ?
I presume it could / should be a config error either in Apache, PHP or MySql.
I've already done the following:
ServerName localhost PHPIniDir "c:\php" LoadModule php7_module "c:\php\php7apache2_4.dll" AddHandler application x-httpd-php .php
uncommented extensions for curl, mbstring and mysqli