Building A Website Can Be Fun And Challenging Follow these easy Steps To Install Your Joomla Website

    Installing Joomla Websites For Beginners

    Installing your Joomla website for beginnersFor the beginner webmaster trying to figure out how to install your new website can seam very daunting at first but once you know where to start the process is really straight forward, this guide is for installing a Joomla content management system.

    Automated Installers

     Most of the more well known hosting services provide a one click install in your hosting account for both Joomla and for Wordpress, these auto installers will create the data base and the username and automatically install the content management system for you.

    Some web hosting providers do not provide a one click install if your hosting provider does not provide this service or you need to install a quick start template purchased from a third party vendor then you need to know how to achieve this manually yourself. 

    Web Hosting

    We will assume you have already purchased your domain and hosting service, if you are just sarting out we would highly recommend a shared web hosting plan with Siteground or make a choice from one of our other recommended hosting providers, you need to login to your hosting account with the username and password you signed up with and proceed to the CPanal, CPanal is a bunch of tools designed to install and maintain your website and are provided with all fully managed web hosting accounts.

    This is where you access your files and various tools that the hosting service provides, first you need to go to domains in cpanal then create a new domain enter the domain name you purchased earlier, then enter your password the document root and FTP username will automatically populate and click add domain.

    Database

    Now return to the CPanal home page and look for my SQL database wizard enter a database name your choice for name and note this for later on, click next enter a user name and password for the data base and also note this for later, click create user you will now be directed to an other page tick all privileges then click next step, you have now created your data base ready to populate your website files with.

    Download Joomla ZIP File

    Next step is to down load the Joomla zip file from the Joomla website, or a third party quick start template that you purchased and store on your desktop, return to the CPanal home page look for file manager and click on the public_html folder, the folder will be empty up the top of the page click on upload then browse and select the Joomla zip file or quick start template that you downloaded earlier.

    This will now automatically upload to the server when the upload has completed click on the link to go back to your domain folder then unzip the contents and delete the zip file with your public html folder.

    Main Configuration

    Log out of your CPanal you are finished here for now and open your browser and type in your domain url (www.yourwebsite.com) this will open the Joomla installer and the main configuration panal then follow the instructions and enter the details that are required.

    main configuration

     

    • Site Name: Enter the name of your site. Most templates will use this for the first heading of your index.
    • Description: Add a brief description of your website. It depends on your template if and where this text would be displayed.
    • Admin Email: Enter a valid email address. It will be used for password recovery and system messages.
    • Admin Username: Your administrative username. Please select a unique username, rather than "admin" or "administrator" since those are often subject to hacker attacks.
    • Admin Password: Add a password as strong as possible.
    • Site Offline: Select whether your site should be taken offline after you complete the installation. For the purpose of this tutorial we will leave this option set to NO (site will be live after installation)

    Database Configuration

    Click next and the database configuration panal opens, the database type is usually my SQLi, hostname local host, then enter the database user name that you noted down earlier the data base password and the database name leave other settings as is and click next.

    database configuration

    • Database Type: By default this value is set to MySQLi. Leave it that way, MySQLi is an optimized version of the regular MySQL database and it is supported on SiteGround servers.
    • Host Name: Once again, leave the default localhost value.
    • Username: Enter the username for your MySQL database
    • Password: Fill in the password for the database username
    • Database Name: Enter the name of the MySQL database you want to use
    • Table Prefix: Joomla will add this prefix to all of its database tables. This is useful if you want to host multiple Joomla sites on a single database. You should leave the default 

    Fanalize Installation

    This is the final stage of installation, if you are not familiar with Joomla tick the box with install sample data this will install basic data so you can learn Joomla a little easier, click on install, when the installer has completed a screen will show you that the installation was a success.

    install joomla

     

    Remove Installation Folder

    The last step is important or you will not be granted access to your website you need to click on remove installation folder this is an orange button, once this has completed you have a choice to visit your home page or proceed to the admin panal your website should now be online.

    remove joomla installation folder

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