CMS Templates Installation - Joomla CMS Installation
NOTE! Before you start, please, make sure that your hosting environment meets the minimum requirements needed for successful installation of Joomla!
JOOMLA CMS INSTALLATION GUIDE
The easiest way to install Joomla is the Browser Installation..
Once you have ensured that your hosting meets the requirements you can upload the Joomla files to the hosting directory (folder on your host - http://www.yoursite.com or http://yoursite.com/joomla_directory). Please make sure that you have removed (and backed up) the data of the previous site content somewhere.
Go to the homepage of your site and you will see the page with the pre-installation system check that Joomla has generated.
If you are unable to see the pre-installation check page then probably:
* You did not completely or correctly upload the files to the host
* You did not remove the old site files
* Your host is not really a PHP/MySQL/Apache server
* You do not have the configuration.php file in your Joomla directory
If all of the above is ok, please go to http://www.yoursite.com/installation/index.php - the direct address for the pre-installation check page. If it does not display properly in your browser then you do not have a PHP/MySQL/Apache server
The pre-installation page consists of several parts:
Part 1. The results of hosting check for compatibility with Joomla.
Part 2. The results of the PHP settings check
Part 3. The check of several files and directory permissions on the host.
Once everything is checked out ok you can click Next and move on.
If some of the check results are highlighted in red color, please contact your hosting administrator to have them corrected. If it is impossible to correct them, please click Next to see what happens.
At the next page you will read the license for Joomla.
Once you will agree with the terms you will need to check the box I accept the GPL License and click next. You will be able to proceed with the installation only when you have agreed with the terms and accepted them.
Step 1 MySQL Configuration
You will be prompted for the MySQL configuration information. Please enter the hostname. It is usually localhost. Localhost term for the hostname means that the database is hosted on the same computer as your web server.
If your server is not localhost you will need to contact the hosting administrator to get the hostname information.
You can delete the existing tables if you want to or back them up, as well as place some sample data. For the first installation we would recommend you to install the sample data. Once the proper information was entered, please click Next and confirm the database operation that you will prompted about. The database will be populated before you will get to the next step. Any initialization errors will be displayed on the next page.
Step 2 Site Name
At this step you are just prompted to enter the name for your site. Enter the full website name and click Next. You can use special characters here.
Step 3 Joomla Installation Setup
You will need to confirm the installation directory, your email address and administrator password and the URL to your Joomla website.
Email address you have stated will be used for your Super Administrator account. This account will be automatically created for you. The password you enter is for the Admin account. Admin is the username set by default for the Super Administrator. You can change the randomly generated password if you want to later.
Joomla add-on-installers and the media manager will use the permission settings during the Joomla installation. If you are not familiar with what flags should be set you can leave them set by default and change that later on in the site global configuration.
Click the "Next" button. On the final page you will see the installation status and the Super Administrator login name and password.
Step 4 Joomla Installation
Remember (it is better to even write it down somewhere) your Super Administrator login name and password because you will not be able to enter the admin section without this information. If you lose this information, you will need to re-install Joomla for the site.
For security reasons Joomla will not work until you delete the installation folder, and then refresh the page. You will be reminded to do this once the installation is finished.
You ll see then two buttons that will either take you to the Joomla Site or the Site Administration section. If you are new to this, please click the "View Site" button and you will see your new Joomla site where you will be able to explore some menu options.
Click the "Administrator" link in the Main Menu once you are finished getting acquainted with the site. Enter the Super Administrator user name and password as they were shown to you at Step 4. Now you have the Joomla installed and ready to work.