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Joomla! 3 installation freezes at creating database table

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Questions:

I am trying to install Joomla! 3.2.1 on my system but the installation freezes half way through. I’ve downloaded and installed the Wamp Server 2.4 and wanted to locally install Joomla! 3.2.1, but the installation freezes and doesn’t finish.

browser screenshot of hanging install

It stops short of finishing the installation during the “creating database tables” task: it just stays on this bit seemingly forever.

Increasing the max execution time in php.ini and restarting the wamp didn’t help.

My Wamp 2.4 uses:

  • MySQL 5.6.12
  • php 5.4.16
  • Apache 2.4.4

How can I get the installer to go past this point?

Answers:

This problem occurring most usually at Joomla 3.x.
To solve this go to wamp\www\Your joomla folder\installation\sql\mysql and open Joomla.sql file find the term

“ENGINE=InnoDB”

and replace ALL with

“ENGINE=MyIsam”

MyIsam is more supported and compatible with Joomla.

Do also the same with (sample_data.sql) file, if it’s quickstart setup.

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The problem is that PHP has timed out. By default WAMP comes with the php variable max_execution_time = 30

Look at your php error log and it should make this error fairly obvious.

So edit your php.ini file, using the wampmanager menu system

wampmanager -> PHP -> php.ini

Find the parameter

max_execution_time = 30

And change it to

max_execution_time = 200

Then restart Apache, so it see’s these changes.

Once the install has completed go back and change it back to a value no more than 60.

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Most of user’s are facing This problem when installing Joomla 3.x. I have also faced this problem. Then i found the solution to do some configuration changes in my php.ini file and joomla’s mysql file.
i did following changes :

in php.ini file

Output_Buffering=Off 
Display_Errors=Off 
and in wamp\www\Your joomla folder\installation\sql\mysql\Joomla.sql
replaced all the occurence of "ENGINE=InnoDB" with "ENGINE=MyIsam" 

Now my joomla demo site has been working fine

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In case changing max_execute_time or replacing InnoDB didn’t work for you, try to install it in different browser like Opera. Worked for me!!

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I implemented the following changes:

"ENGINE=InnoDB"

and replace ALL with

"ENGINE=MyIsam"

and then I increased the execution time in php.ini file to 200, as pointed in earlier answers.

max_execution_time = 30

And change it to

max_execution_time = 200

Further, in php.ini file

Output_Buffering=Off 
Display_Errors=Off

This did the job!

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I too faced the same issue of hanging of the installation of joomla 3.4.5 on my windows machine.

OS: Win 8.1 x64
XAMPP v3.2.1
Joomla: 3.4.5

I tried to perform the same 5-6 times. Then, after googling a lot came to conclusion that it can be resolved just my modifying 2 parameters in the php.ini config file usually located inside the

<XAMPP_INSTALL_DIR>/php/php.ini

memory_limit = 512M
max_execution_time = 200

It worked.
So, there is no need to modify the InnoDB engine to MyIsam.
Base installation works well. Just the issue with our default settings of the php configuration.