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===Using the the Joomla! Installer===
 
===Using the the Joomla! Installer===
Once you've uploaded your files to your hosting space using an [[Using_an_FTP_client_to_upload_files|FTP client]], it's time to install Joomla!.   
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Once your files have been uploaded to the hosting space using an [[Using_an_FTP_client_to_upload_files|FTP client]], it is time to install Joomla!.   
  
To begin, open an Internet Browser and type in the address of your joomla installation directory.  For example:
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First open an Internet Browser and type in the address of your Joomla! installation directory.  For example:
  
 
<source lang="html4strict">yourdomain.com/joomlainstallationdirectory</source>
 
<source lang="html4strict">yourdomain.com/joomlainstallationdirectory</source>
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'''Screen 1:'''
 
'''Screen 1:'''
When you enter the address correctly, the image below will appear.  Notice how Joomla! has redirected you to the /installation subdirectory.
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After the correct address is entered, the image below will appear.  Joomla! has redirected you to the /installation subdirectory.
  
 
[[Image:Installer_Lang.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Installer_Lang.jpg]]
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'''Screen 2:'''
 
'''Screen 2:'''
Click 'Next' and Joomla! takes you to the Pre-Installation Checklist.  Here, specific details relating to php settings are outlined.  In order to proceed with the installation, all lights should be green.
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Click 'Next' and Joomla! displays the Pre-Installation Checklist.  Here, specific details relating to PHP settings are outlined.  To proceed with the installation, all the lights should be green.
  
 
[[Image:Installer_PreCheck.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Installer_PreCheck.jpg]]
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'''Explanation about terms:'''
 
'''Explanation about terms:'''
  
*Version de PHP >= 4.3.10
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*PHP version must be newer over 4.3.10
**Necessary to be YES
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**Must be set to YES
**the version of PHP on your webserver must be over 4.3.10
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**Your webserver's PHP version must be over 4.3.10
 
    
 
    
*Support de la compression zlib  
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*Zlib compression support  
*Support de XML
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*XML support
*Support de MySQL   
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*MySQL support  
*Directive Mbstring langage par défaut  
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*Directive Mbstring language by default  
*Directive Mbstring overload désactivée  
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*Directive Mbstring overload deactivated  
 
*configuration.php Modifiable
 
*configuration.php Modifiable
**Create a file named configuration.php on root or rename de default one from the package(configuration.php-dist)
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**Create a file named configuration.php on root or rename the default one from the package(configuration.php-dist)
 
**Chmod this file 777
 
**Chmod this file 777
 
*Safe Mode
 
*Safe Mode
 
*Display Errors
 
*Display Errors
*Transferts de fichier
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*File Transfer
 
*Magic Quotes Runtime
 
*Magic Quotes Runtime
 
*Register Globals
 
*Register Globals
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'''Screen 3:'''
 
'''Screen 3:'''
Click 'Next' and you will be prompted with the [[wikipedia:GNU/GPL|GNU/GPL]] license as seen below.
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Click 'Next' and the licence prompt below will appear.[[wikipedia:GNU/GPL|GNU/GPL]]
  
 
[[Image:Installer_GNUGPL.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Installer_GNUGPL.jpg]]
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'''Screen 4:'''
 
'''Screen 4:'''
Click 'Next' to enter Database specifics.  Guidelines are provided on the right-hand side to assist you in completing the textfields properly.  Please note that all data must be entered correctly to avoid errors.
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Click 'Next' to enter the Database specifics.  Guidelines are provided on the right-hand side to assist in completing the text fields properly.  Please note that all data must be entered correctly to avoid errors.
  
 
[[Image:Installer_FTP.jpg]]
 
[[Image:Installer_FTP.jpg]]
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'''Screen 7:'''
 
'''Screen 7:'''
Click 'Next' and you'll be prompted with a warning to delete the installation directory.  Once you have done so (likely using your [[Using_an_FTP_client_to_upload_files|FTP client]], click either the 'View Site' tab or the 'Administrator' tab to continue using Joomla!.
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Click 'Next' and a warning to delete the installation directory will appear.  Once that is done (most likely using [[Using_an_FTP_client_to_upload_files|FTP client]], click either the 'View Site' tab or the 'Administrator' tab to continue using Joomla!.

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Using the the Joomla! Installer

Once your files have been uploaded to the hosting space using an FTP client, it is time to install Joomla!.

First open an Internet Browser and type in the address of your Joomla! installation directory. For example:

yourdomain.com/joomlainstallationdirectory


Screen 1: After the correct address is entered, the image below will appear. Joomla! has redirected you to the /installation subdirectory.

Installer Lang.jpg


Screen 2: Click 'Next' and Joomla! displays the Pre-Installation Checklist. Here, specific details relating to PHP settings are outlined. To proceed with the installation, all the lights should be green.

Installer PreCheck.jpg

Explanation about terms:

  • PHP version must be newer over 4.3.10
    • Must be set to YES
    • Your webserver's PHP version must be over 4.3.10
  • Zlib compression support
  • XML support
  • MySQL support
  • Directive Mbstring language by default
  • Directive Mbstring overload deactivated
  • configuration.php Modifiable
    • Create a file named configuration.php on root or rename the default one from the package(configuration.php-dist)
    • Chmod this file 777
  • Safe Mode
  • Display Errors
  • File Transfer
  • Magic Quotes Runtime
  • Register Globals
  • Output Buffering
  • Session Auto Start


Screen 3: Click 'Next' and the licence prompt below will appear.GNU/GPL

Installer GNUGPL.jpg


Screen 4: Click 'Next' to enter the Database specifics. Guidelines are provided on the right-hand side to assist in completing the text fields properly. Please note that all data must be entered correctly to avoid errors.

Installer FTP.jpg


Screen 5: Click 'Next' to enter the FTP settings. This allows Joomla! to operate in a more secure way, eliminating the need for PHP to handle file upload requests. Note: The FTP layer is not necessary on Windows servers.

Installer FTP.jpg


Screen 6: Click 'Next' to enter the Main Configuration details.

Installer MainConfig.jpg


Screen 7: Click 'Next' and a warning to delete the installation directory will appear. Once that is done (most likely using FTP client, click either the 'View Site' tab or the 'Administrator' tab to continue using Joomla!.