I am done with all what i can do to figure out why magento installation hangs on configuration phase. I did everything what is given here: http://www.ironion.com/installing-magento-on-xampp/

But even then I am stuck on configuration wile installing magento. Please help. Thank you

  • Please explain at which point of the installation this happens and what "hanging" exactly means. You can also check your server configuration with this file, maybe there's something missing: magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/… Commented Aug 10, 2014 at 11:57
  • Are you checking php myadmin tables parallely, i guess you are checking on the step where the database table are created. Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 6:38
  • I had the same issue, After giving the port number with database host my problem solved. Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 10:57

4 Answers 4


If you are installing on localhost your configuration should look like

Database type: MySQL
Host: localhost
Database name: your_database_name
Username: {usually root}
Password: your_password {usually no password so leave blank}

And hit NEXT!

  • Not going through. Still hanging. Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 11:35
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    And what do you mean by hanging?
    – MyMagento
    Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 12:08

I had this problem and it was solved by ticking this option in db configuration:

Skip Base URL Validation Before the Next Step


Another possible solution is pointing to instead of localhost in Host field.


A couple of things worth trying that haven't yet been mentioned:

In your Windows hosts file, add the following entries: localhost

In your .htaccess file change the php_value memory_limit to a higher value. Remember to restart apache after making these changes before trying a new installation.

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