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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:
Screen 1: After the correct address is entered, the image below will appear. Joomla! has redirected you to the /installation subdirectory.
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.
Explanation about terms:
Screen 3: Click 'Next' and the licence prompt below will appear.GNU/GPL
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.
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.
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!.