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2.13.2.2. Installing Joomla!

Install Joomla! you can automatically or manually:

Important points:

To install Joomla! in automatic mode, do the following:

  1. Go to "Hosting My sites"And in the site menu click"Installation CMS»:
  2. In the block "Joomla»Click«Set»:
  3. Fill out the form and click "Set»:
    • «Name of the site "- enter an arbitrary name for your site.
    • «Administrator email "- specify the administrator's mail. By default, the field is filled with account mail.
    • «Administrator login "- specify the administrator's login. By default, the standard is substituted in the field admin.
    • «Administrator password "- enter the administrator password or click"Random"To generate it automatically. By default, an automatically generated password is substituted in the field.
    • «Version CMS»- select a suitable version of Joomla! From the list.
    • «Language»- select the required language.
    • «Database»- select one of the existing databases, to which the site will be connected, or click "Create DB"To create a new.
    • «Clear database before installation CMS"- a checked box means that the selected database will be cleaned beforehand.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete (at the initial stage, you can cancel it with the appropriate button):When the installation is complete, the status will change to “done»:
  5. Check the site is working. To access adminpanels use data specified during installation.
  6. If you need to change the language of the Joomla! from English to another, use instruction.

You can view the data that was specified during installation by clicking on the button with the gear image:

To manually install the current version of Joomla! do the following:
  1. Download from official site an archive with the distribution kit of the latest version of Joomla! on your PC.
  2. Place the distribution files on the hosting:
    1. Via filemanager or any FTPclient upload the archive to hosting in root directory preliminarily added site.
    2. Unpack downloaded archive with filemanager.
    3. Edit the file htaccess.txt:
      1. Find the following line in it:
        Options +FollowSymlinks
      2. Replace it with this:
        Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    4. Rename htaccess.txt in .htaccess.
  3. Prepare the database:
    • If there is no free database, create a new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  4. Install:
    1. Open the site in a browser.
    2. Step 1: Site configuration. Select the language, enter the site name and administrator information (they will be used to access site admin panels).
    3. Step 2: DB configuration:
      1. Specify the settings for connecting to the database:
      2. Click "Further»And you will see an error about the need to confirm ownership of the site.
      3. Verify Site Ownership:
        1. Open a subdirectory installation.
        2. Delete the empty text file automatically generated by Joomla! (the file name will be indicated in the error text).
      4. Re-enter the password for the database user and click "Further».
    4. Step 3: Overview. Specify whether you want to install demo data and send the site configuration to the administrator's mail, and complete the installation.
    5. Remove subdirectory installation of site root directory.
  5. Check the site is working.