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==== Main Configuration ====
 
==== Main Configuration ====
 
With the above requirements met, a database created and the required Joomla! files in place, you are ready to install Joomla!. Start the Joomla! web installer by browsing to the site's domain name, <code>''www.yoursitename.com''</code> and you should see:
 
With the above requirements met, a database created and the required Joomla! files in place, you are ready to install Joomla!. Start the Joomla! web installer by browsing to the site's domain name, <code>''www.yoursitename.com''</code> and you should see:
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Joomla! will try to identify the '''Select Language''' field automatically from your browser's language. You can change this if needed.
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Fill in the following information.
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*'''Site Name:''' The name of your website — this can be changed at any point later in the [[Help30:Site_Global_Configuration#Site|Site Global Configuration]] page.
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*'''Description:''' Enter a description of the website. This is a the ''global fallback'' meta description used on every page which will be used by search engines. Generally, a maximum of 20 to 25 words is optimal. Again, this can be changed on the [[Help30:Site_Global_Configuration#Site|Site Global Configuration]] page at any time. For more on ''metadata'', see [[Help30:Site_Global_Configuration#Metadata_Settings|Global Metadata Settings]] and [[Entering search engine meta-data]].
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*'''Admin Email Address:''' The admin email address. Enter a valid email in case you forget your password. This is the email address where you'll receive a link to change the admin password.
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*'''Admin Username:''' Joomla! uses a default "admin" as the username for the '''Super User'''. You can leave it as is, change it now(which a good [[Security_Checklist/Joomla!_Setup#Change the default administrator username|Security measure]]) or use [[Help30:Site_My_Profile|My Profile]] in the ''Administration'' interface to change it later.
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*'''Admin Password:'''  Remember that super user has maximum control of the site (frontend & backend), so try to use a difficult password. Use [[Help30:Site_My_Profile|My Profile]] in the ''Administration'' interface to change it later. Confirm the password in the '''Confirm Admin Password''' box.
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*'''Site Offline:''' Click the Yes or No box. Yes - this means when installation is complete, your Joomla! website will display the 'Site is offline message' when you browse to <code>''yoursitename.com''</code> to view the home page. No - this means the site is live when you browse to <code>''yoursitename.com''</code> to view the home page. You can use the [[Help30:Site_Global_Configuration#Site|Site Global Configuration]] in the ''Administration'' interface to change the Offline status at any time.
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When everything on the first page is completed, click the '''next button''' to proceed:
  
 
==== Database Configuration ====
 
==== Database Configuration ====
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==== Install Sample Data ====
 
==== Install Sample Data ====
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==== Checking Your Configurations ====
 
==== Checking Your Configurations ====
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==== Success and Finishing Up the Installation ====
 
==== Success and Finishing Up the Installation ====
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Joomla! 3 is now installed, but there is one last step to complete. You must delete the '''Installation Folder'''.
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=== References ===
 
=== References ===
 
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Contents

Hosting Requirements

Installing Joomla! for the first time is very easy. Joomla!’s built-in web installer makes setting up your new site a breeze.

Before we start installing Joomla!, there are a couple prerequisites that need to be met to install Joomla! successfully. These apply whether you have a dedicated server, a shared hosting plan, or are installing a copy on a local computer for testing or development. You’ll need to meet the following requirements below to install and use Joomla! 3.0 Joomla 3.0


Downloading and Uploading Joomla! Package Files

  1. Download the current release of Joomla! 3.0.x
  2. Create a database for use with Joomla! You will need to note basic database information needed when the actual Joomla! installation is started.
    • Location of datase, localhost? Or a specific host's server such as dbserver1.yourhost.com
    • The database name
    • The database user's name
    • The database user's password
  3. Move the downloaded Joomla! installation package to the server. Use a FTP Client to transfer the Joomla! 3.0 files to your server. If you don’t already have an FTP client, we recommend Filezilla
Hint - This can be accomplished by simply moving the downloaded package to your server, then unpacking it. Or you can unpack the files on your local computer, then move the Joomla installation over to your server. Either way, the Joomla installation needs to be unpacked in the root of your site.
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Warning!

If you unpack the files on your own computer, then copy them to your server, be sure to move only the folders and files contained INSIDE the Joomla! package. If you unpack the folders and files into a folder, for example called, Joomla and then upload that folder, your site will have to be accessed at yoursitename.com/Joomla instead of yoursitename.com.


Installation

Main Configuration

With the above requirements met, a database created and the required Joomla! files in place, you are ready to install Joomla!. Start the Joomla! web installer by browsing to the site's domain name, www.yoursitename.com and you should see:

J30 Installation screen page 1.png

Joomla! will try to identify the Select Language field automatically from your browser's language. You can change this if needed.

Fill in the following information.

  • Site Name: The name of your website — this can be changed at any point later in the Site Global Configuration page.
  • Description: Enter a description of the website. This is a the global fallback meta description used on every page which will be used by search engines. Generally, a maximum of 20 to 25 words is optimal. Again, this can be changed on the Site Global Configuration page at any time. For more on metadata, see Global Metadata Settings and Entering search engine meta-data.
  • Admin Email Address: The admin email address. Enter a valid email in case you forget your password. This is the email address where you'll receive a link to change the admin password.
  • Admin Username: Joomla! uses a default "admin" as the username for the Super User. You can leave it as is, change it now(which a good Security measure) or use My Profile in the Administration interface to change it later.
  • Admin Password: Remember that super user has maximum control of the site (frontend & backend), so try to use a difficult password. Use My Profile in the Administration interface to change it later. Confirm the password in the Confirm Admin Password box.
  • Site Offline: Click the Yes or No box. Yes - this means when installation is complete, your Joomla! website will display the 'Site is offline message' when you browse to yoursitename.com to view the home page. No - this means the site is live when you browse to yoursitename.com to view the home page. You can use the Site Global Configuration in the Administration interface to change the Offline status at any time.

When everything on the first page is completed, click the next button to proceed:

Database Configuration

J30 Installation screen page 2.png


Install Sample Data

J30 Installation screen page 3 top.png


Checking Your Configurations

J30 Installation screen page 3 bottom.png


Success and Finishing Up the Installation

Joomla! 3 is now installed, but there is one last step to complete. You must delete the Installation Folder.

J30 Installation screen page 4.png


References