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Using the the Joomla! Installer

Once you've uploaded your files to your hosting space using an FTP client, it's time to install Joomla!.

To begin, open an Internet Browser and type in the address of your joomla installation directory. For example:

Screen 1: When you enter the address correctly, the image below will appear. Notice how Joomla! has redirected you to the /installation subdirectory.

Installer Lang.jpg

Screen 2: Click 'Next' and Joomla! takes you to the Pre-Installation Checklist. Here, specific details relating to php settings are outlined. In order to proceed with the installation, all lights should be green.

Installer PreCheck.jpg

Explanation about terms:

  • Version de PHP >= 4.3.10
    • Necessary to be YES
    • the version of PHP on your webserver must be over 4.3.10
  • Support de la compression zlib
  • Support de XML
  • Support de MySQL
  • Directive Mbstring langage par défaut
  • Directive Mbstring overload désactivée
  • configuration.php Modifiable
    • Create a file named configuration.php on root or rename de default one from the package(configuration.php-dist)
    • Chmod this file 777
  • Safe Mode
  • Display Errors
  • Transferts de fichier
  • Magic Quotes Runtime
  • Register Globals
  • Output Buffering
  • Session Auto Start

Screen 3: Click 'Next' and you will be prompted with the GNU/GPL license as seen below.

Installer GNUGPL.jpg

Screen 4: Click 'Next' to enter Database specifics. Guidelines are provided on the right-hand side to assist you in completing the textfields 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 you'll be prompted with a warning to delete the installation directory. Once you have done so (likely using your FTP client, click either the 'View Site' tab or the 'Administrator' tab to continue using Joomla!.