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**Your webserver's PHP version must be over 4.3.10
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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:

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.

Installer PreCheck.jpg


  • PHP version must be 4.3.10 or greater than 4.3.10
    • Must be set to YES
    • Your webserver's PHP version must be over 4.3.10
  • Compression support for zlib
  • XML support
  • MySQL support
  • Directive MB string language by default
  • Directive MB string 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!.