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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.
  
*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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*'''Option One:''' One Click Installs. Many hosting companies offer "instant" installation of Joomla!. Follow the instructions your host provides for a one click install.
  
*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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*'''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]] and further information at [[Joomla Installation|Joomla! Installation Resources]]. This [http://help.joomla.org/ghop/feb2008/task167/joomlainstall.html video] takes you through the steps.
  
*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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*'''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.)
  
For support with installation, you can ask questions in the [http://forum.joomla.org/viewforum.php?f=429 installation forum].
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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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There are several ways to install 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 demo.joomla.org, which is easy and well-supported.

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.

  • Option One: One Click Installs. Many hosting companies offer "instant" installation of Joomla!. Follow the instructions your host provides for a one click install.
  • 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 and further information at Joomla! Installation Resources. This video takes you through the steps.
  • 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.)

For support with installation, you can ask questions in the installation forum.