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Knowing how to install Joomla is one of the things everyone should know. If you are one of those who create websites, surely you already know about it and may have used it. Joomla is a content management system that greatly facilitates the work of creating and designing sites on the Internet. After WordPress, it is the most widely used.
How can you install Joomla? I will help you with this process by showing you step by step how to do it, either automatically or manually. If you want to install Joomla locally with XAMPP, you can read the article.
Automatically install Joomla
In order to install Joomla you need to have some knowledge about creating web pages, but you should not be an expert, especially if you are going to use the automatic installation option. That said, to do so, you need to have an auto installer, because it will perform the process. Softaculous is a very good option. Here are the steps you should follow:
- cPanel. You must enter the control panel.
- Install. It is time to install the application, for this you must make use of the auto installer. Once started, you will see that you have many options available to install.
- Joomla. Among those available options will be Joomla, you must choose it and start the process to install it. You may be asked to confirm. After that, the process will begin.
- Form. This is one of the most essential steps because this is where you must provide the web address where Joomla will be installed. Of course, you must make sure that the information is accurate so as not to present any problems later.
- Security. It is time to choose a username and password. Take precautions so that it is not easy to hack. You can make use of the program’s built-in function that allows you to create secure passwords and thus have peace of mind.
- Language. Just one more step, choose the language in which you want Joomla to be installed and that’s it. It’s time to click “Install”. The content manager will be installed without any problems.
Once the installation is finished, which takes a few minutes, you will have the possibility to log in and customize the new web page in order to adapt it according to its purpose. At this point you should not give you any problems or error messages.
Manually installing Joomla
To install Joomla manually you don’t need very advanced knowledge of the subject either, as this process is very simple and intuitive.
Although for obvious reasons the automatic option is easier and faster, you may want to test your knowledge and therefore decide to install the manager manually.
You need to follow the steps that I will detail below:
- Download. You must download the latest version of Joomla from the official site.
- MySQL. In the control panel section you will find an option called Database. Once there, you must choose MySQL Database to create a new one there. Now you go on to create a new user with a name and password of your choice.
- Associate. It is necessary that all the information you have supplied is associated with each other, I mean the new user and the database. You must associate them in the Create User option, placing both data in the drop-down spaces. Then click on Add.
- Privileges. Since this is a new user, it requires permissions to make changes. You must give it full access.
- FTP. Through this program you will be able to connect to the main server. There you must upload the Joomla files. So you must make sure that they have been downloaded from the official website and that it is the latest version as this avoids conflicts when installing. Now you must upload them all to the main domain.
- Assistant. You can use this option in order to speed up the process a bit. Just enter the address of your website, which you are creating, in any browser and you will be presented with the option to use the quick start wizard. Choose it.
- Configuration. As is done in the automatic installation, you must place the basic information required by the new website. Among them are the language, the website address, e-mail, among others.
Final steps to install Joomla manually
It’s time to provide 4 very important pieces of information. The content manager itself will ask you for them. These are the database name, table prefix, username and password. As you can see right there, the rest of the information has already been loaded and just needs you to finish the installation.
Once these steps are done, you just need to log in to the Joomla manager and customize the new web page.
I’m sure that for speed purposes you think that automatic installation is preferable, but it’s good for you to know that, despite demanding a little more from you, manual installation gives you the possibility to learn more about this procedure and you will surely be satisfied for having managed to perform it in an excellent way by yourself.