Joomla is a popular content management system (CMS) that allows you to create websites and manage their content. Here are the step-by-step instructions on Joomla installation on a web hosting server:
Step 1: Download Joomla The first step is to download the Joomla installation package from the official website. You can choose either the stable or the latest version of Joomla depending on your needs.
Step 2: Upload Joomla to your web hosting server Once you have downloaded Joomla, you need to upload it to your web hosting server. You can do this using an FTP client or the file manager in your web hosting control panel.
Step 3: Create a MySQL database and user Joomla requires a MySQL database to store its data. You can create a MySQL database and user using the MySQL Database Wizard in your web hosting control panel.
Step 4: Start the Joomla installation process Once you have uploaded Joomla to your web hosting server and created a MySQL database, you can start the Joomla installation process by navigating to the URL where you uploaded Joomla. You will see the Joomla Installation screen.
Step 5: Language selection Select your preferred language for the Joomla installation process.
Step 6: Pre-installation check Joomla will run a pre-installation check to ensure that your server meets the minimum requirements for Joomla. If there are any issues, you will need to resolve them before proceeding.
Step 7: Database configuration Enter the database details that you created in step 3. You will need to provide the database name, database username, and database password.
Step 8: FTP configuration (Optional) If you have an FTP server and wish to configure it with Joomla, you can do so here. You can also skip this step if you do not need to use FTP.
Step 9: Main configuration In this step, you will enter the site name, description, administrator email, username, and password.
Step 10: Finish the installation After you have filled in all the required information, you can click the “Install” button to complete the Joomla installation. Joomla will install and configure itself automatically.
Step 11: Delete the installation folder After the installation is complete, it is important to delete the installation folder to prevent security issues. You can do this using an FTP client or the file manager in your web hosting control panel.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Joomla on your web hosting server! Now you can start building your website and managing its content using Joomla’s powerful features.