After the release of a new Joomla! version, enthusiast Joomla! users install it on their local web server on personal computers, laptops, or even on a subdomain of a live server to take a taste of the new features of the new release.
This article will discuss a particular problem where Joomla! 3.6 fresh installation was stuck on level 2 i.e. database creation level and its solution on Xampp 5.6 or 7. On Joomla! and Apache forum, many developers reported this problem.
This problem is caused due to timeout of the “execution time” setting of PHP in
The SOLUTION TO this timeout problem is to increase the “execution time” setting in the php.ini file.
Add or change (if max_execution_time already exists) in php.ini from:
max_execution_time = 30
max_execution_time = 300
Most of the hosting server automatically takes the new setting into effect. If you are running a Virtual Private Server (VPS) and do not configure to take PHP settings so, restart your Apache web server.
Delete the tables from PhpMyAdmin that would be created from Joomla! failed installation attempt and try again to install your favorite Joomla! Content Management System.