7 Easy Steps to Install Joomla
As Joomla is the well known CMS around the web and also easy to operate, it is the frequent choice of beginners after WordPress. Features and interface is very friendly to manage your content without having any professional expertise. That is why I am here to guide you as simply as I can that how to install Joomla.
Installation of Joomla does not represent any difficulties; whole process takes a couple of minutes. In order to start Joomla installation you need to download the latest version of Joomla from the official site or any official partner or source. In our case we will go to joomla.org to download the latest version. You can also read about basic features of Drupal
Now simply follow the steps:
Download the latest version of Joomla from the official website, by just clicking “blue section” in the image, do not click on the image 🙂 do that on Joomla official site. It’s just a screenshot to help you understand, it is taken from the official Joomla website.
Downloaded file will be zipped; all you have to do is unzip that file before installation.
After unzipping the files you need to upload them to your hosting/server using FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
If you need to install Joomla to some of your specific website on your server, you need to upload those files specifically in public_html folder.
MySQL database creation is the next step after uploading the Joomla files into server.
You need to create the username and password for your MySQL database in this step to move further for installation.
Now moving to start installation, previous described steps were the base to create the field of installation. After uploading the files successfully in your website public_html folder via ftp, you will simply go to your website URL and you will be redirected to the first step of installation shown in the image below:
This step is the main configuration of Joomla, here you will select username, email and password for your account. Make sure not to choose admin or administrator type of usernames, first of all its very common and secondly easy to hack. Use your valid email address because it will be used as your recovery email in case of any confirmation about your Joomla account.
Here also add your site name and a brief description about your work. Due to tutorial I am selecting the “No” option in site offline section. You can choose whatever you like, description is explaining results.
Once you done with all your configurations and data entry you can simply hit “Next” button to move ahead.
Next button will take you to the next tab obviously, where you will provide information about your MySQL database you created.
Fill the data here, except your host name, username and password, all step are better to be in default value. You will use your previously created username, host name and password here.
It is always a good option to go with “Backup” because it will keep the backup of your old database. However it’s up to you. After completing all the option again click on “Next”
You will be forwarded to next and almost concluding step to finalize your installation, where you will be asked about installing sample data to your webpage to check its working or not, or how it looks like.
Priority option is to go with “Default English (GB) Sample Data” and click “install” after clicking you will be moved to the second page of installation where Joomla will show the compatibility of the features like:
If your server will meet all the Joomla requirements you will see all checks in green, in case of any mismatching green will turn into orange. After that you have to hit “install” button finally.
It will take a minute or two to install Joomla, and you will be redirected to the really last step and that will be:
On this page you will see the button saying “remove installation folder” you have to press it due to secure your website not be reinstalled by any other. You website will be totally functional after you remove your installation folder.
We are done, see simple and easy, I tried my level best to avoid irrelevant chit chat while explaining some simple facts. Your questions and comments will be answered for sure.