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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:
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.
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.
Explanation about terms: (TECHNICAL REVIEW NEEDED OF THIS EXPLANATION)
Recommended settings for the actual column:
Screen 3: Click 'Next' and the licence prompt below will appear.GNU/GPL
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:
Notice that you need to create a database, for this case you are able to use the phpMyAdmin application which comes embedded on the Wamp(Apache, MySQL, PHP on Windows) server application.
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.
Screen 6: Click 'Next' to enter the Main Configuration details. Here you fill in
Notice: You can press first the install sample data button before you click the next step.
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!.