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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

or if you are running from your local server, type:

 http://localhost/name of your joomla site/installation/index.php


Screen 1: After the correct address is entered, the image below will appear. Joomla! has redirected you to the /installation subdirectory. In this step you can choose the default language (English) or anyother one.

Installer Lang.jpg


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

Installer PreCheck.jpg

Explanation about terms: (TECHNICAL REVIEW NEEDED OF THIS EXPLANATION)

  • PHP version must be 4.3.10 or greater than 4.3.10
    • Your webserver's PHP version must be over 4.3.10
  • Zlib Compression Support
  • XML support
  • MySQL support
  • MB Language is Default
  • MB String Overload Off
  • Writable configuration.php
    • Create a file named configuration.php on root or rename the default one from the package(configuration.php-dist)

Recommended settings for the actual column:

  • Safe Mode is off
  • Display Errors is on
  • File Uploads is on
  • Magic Quotes Runtime is off
  • Register Globals is off
  • Output Buffering is off
  • Session Auto Start is off


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

Installer GNUGPL.jpg


Screen 4: Click 'Next' to enter the Database configurations. 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. The fields to fill are: Localhost: User name: Password: Database name:

Notice that you need to create a database, for this case I do it on phpMyAdmin application

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!.