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There are several ways to install Joomla!.
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===Installing Joomla!===
  
If you want to '''test Joomla!''' and you haven't purchased a domain yet, you can install Joomla! on your own computer (without your site appearing on the Internet), you can install it using the XAMPP package. You can also create a working website at [http://demo.joomla.org demo.joomla.org], which is easy and well-supported.
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Before you can begin using Joomla! you will need a working installation of Joomla! If you want your site to be '''available on the Internet''', make sure that you have an account on a web server. For most people this means signing up with a hosting company and purchasing a domain that will serve as your site's main address.
  
If you want your site to be '''available on the Internet''', make sure that you have an account on a web server. For most people this means signing up with a hosting company and purchasing a domain that will serve as your site's main address.
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* '''If you want to test Joomla!''' and you haven't purchased a domain yet, you can see and experiment with a working installation at [http://demo.joomla.org demo.joomla.org]. As an added bonus, the demo site provides links for creating a working Joomla! website with a 30 day trial. (Note that the Joomla! Project receives a royalty if you choose paid hosting from that site.)
  
*'''Option One:''' One Click Installs. Many hosting companies offer "instant" installation of Joomla!. Follow the instructions your host provides for a one click install.
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* '''Already have a hosting company?''' Joomla! is offered by most hosting companies under "[[Installing Joomla using an Auto Installer|One Click Installs]]" (also called Auto Installers) for their customers. The "One Click Install" method offers an "instant" installation of Joomla! which is quick and easy. Follow the instructions your host provides.
  
*'''Option Two:''' Conventional Installs. This method requires that you copy the Joomla! zip file to your hosting account, unzip, create a database, and then run the installation. Complete instructions can be found in [[Installation]]. This [http://help.joomla.org/ghop/feb2008/task167/joomlainstall.html video] takes you through the steps.
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* '''Use the conventional method''' of installation. This requires you to copy the Joomla! zip file to your hosting account, unzip, create a database, and then run the installation. Complete instructions can be found at [[Installing Joomla]]. Further information can be found at [[Joomla Installation|Joomla! Installation Resources]].
  
*'''Option Three:''' Demo Site. If you used the Demo Site, you can follow the instructions provided to back up and move the site to your existing host or establish a hosting account at the end of the free 30 day trial. (Note that the Joomla! Project receives a royalty if you choose paid hosting from that site.)
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* '''Install Joomla! on your own computer''' (without your site appearing on the Internet), you can install it using the [[XAMPP|XAMPP package]]. Install XAMPP and then use the "conventional method" to get your Joomla! test site working.
 
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For support with installation, you can ask questions in the [http://forum.joomla.org/viewforum.php?f=429 installation forum].<noinclude>[[Category:Landing subpages|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude>
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Revision as of 11:12, 18 August 2013

Installing Joomla!

Before you can begin using Joomla! you will need a working installation of Joomla! If you want your site to be available on the Internet, make sure that you have an account on a web server. For most people this means signing up with a hosting company and purchasing a domain that will serve as your site's main address.

  • If you want to test Joomla! and you haven't purchased a domain yet, you can see and experiment with a working installation at demo.joomla.org. As an added bonus, the demo site provides links for creating a working Joomla! website with a 30 day trial. (Note that the Joomla! Project receives a royalty if you choose paid hosting from that site.)
  • Already have a hosting company? Joomla! is offered by most hosting companies under "One Click Installs" (also called Auto Installers) for their customers. The "One Click Install" method offers an "instant" installation of Joomla! which is quick and easy. Follow the instructions your host provides.
  • Use the conventional method of installation. This requires you to copy the Joomla! zip file to your hosting account, unzip, create a database, and then run the installation. Complete instructions can be found at Installing Joomla. Further information can be found at Joomla! Installation Resources.
  • Install Joomla! on your own computer (without your site appearing on the Internet), you can install it using the XAMPP package. Install XAMPP and then use the "conventional method" to get your Joomla! test site working.