How to Install Joomla Manually

Installing Joomla!

First you need Joomla package. The Joomla package can be found on Joomla Forge and can be downloaded from here . It is better to download the latest version because it has the latest bug fixes and new patches. You will find at the bottom of the Forge page the latest full package. Start download it and let’s prepare to install.

You must decide where to install Joomla on your domain. The following paths can be used: http://www.yourdomain.com or http://www.yourdomain.com/Joomla. You you don’t have anything on your domain I will suggest to install on http://www.yourdomain.com. You can also change http://www.yourdomain.com/joomla to http://www.yourdomain.com/site or anything you want.

After you downloaded the package you must decompress it to your hard drive before upload. Decompress and open your FTP client. Login with your FTP client to your site and upload all your files in the desired directory.

While the files upload, prepare your database. Login to your IXWebhosting Control Panel and click on the “MySQL Server” icon:

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Next click “Add Database”

Add database.

Type in the form the name of the new database (ex: joomla). You may want to also place a description of the database for your own reference, then press the “Submit” button:

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The new database is now created. In order for your database to be accessible you will need to either create a new user on the left side of the screen, or assign an existing user on the right side of the screen. To create a new user you will have to set up a username and password, then select dba from “User Role” and press the “Add User” button. If you already have a user added and want to assign it to this new database you can select the user, be sure to change “user role” to dba, then click “Grant”.

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PROCEED ONLY ONCE YOUR FILES ARE FINISHED UPLOADING!

Open your browser and type your website name in the address bar http://www.yourdomain.com or if you have placed your installation in a Joomla folder, http://www.yourdomain.com/joomla. You should see a screen like this below:

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If something goes wrong and you don’t see a screen like the image above type in your browser http://www.yourdomain.com/installation/index.php or http://www.yourdomain.com/joomla/installation/index.php (whatever address you created for your site with /installation/index.php after it). If the page still does not look like the image above you must verify if:

  • you uploaded all your files
  • you uploaded your files to the correct directory of your site
  • you have Apache / SQL / PHP on your servers

The installation is broken down into 4 sections: The first checks that your system is able to run Joomla, the second part you set up your site name and admin user name and password, the third part is where you put in all your database information, and the fourth. All parts must be exactly like our image. If the first 2 are not the same you may need to contact us to make the necessary corrections. The 3rd part must be modified by you. This can be done with your ftp client. You must give the directory permissions (CHMOD) so the files to be writable.

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If everything is ok click “Next” button.

The next screen is Joomla License and “Terms and Conditions”. read it and if you agree click the check box “I Accept the GPL License” and click “next” button on the top-right.

Now the database that was created comes into play during “STEP 1” in our configuration. We have to fill our database configuration. For host name you should use the host name for your account. You can find this information in your control panel. Once you are logged in you will click the “MySQL Server” icon and your host name will be displayed at the top of the screen:

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The rest of the information is related to the database that we just set up. The name of the database, as well as the username and password for the database user will all need to be entered. The MySQL Table prefix can be left “jos_” . If is your first installation click the check box “Install Sample data”. Click “Next”. A pop-up window will appear to ask you if all of the information is correct. Verify again and click “Ok”.

The next page is very simple. Type your Site Name and click “Next”. You can Modify you Site name if you want later in the administration area.

In “STEP 3” you will confirm your URL, path, email and password. The URL and path are usually right will not need to be changed. The e-mail and password is your “Super Administrator” e-mail and password. Type your e-mail address in and create a password. By default “admin” will be your username. You will be able to change any of this information later if you would like. Once you have filled everything out press “Next”.

Last Step! This final step will show your username and password. Joomla will ask that you delete the installation directory. You can do this through your FTP client, or our webshell.

That’s all! You can press “View Site” to view your new Joomla Site, or “Administration” to enter in the “Administration Area”.

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