How to install Joomla 3
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Introduction Of How to install Joomla 3

Today i’ll help you install Joomla 3 on a web server. We have 4 steps to install. Are you ready? Now let’s do it!!!

STEP 1: Download the Needed Joomla 3 Installation Package

To install Joomla 3, You have to download the Joomla installation package. And be careful, you should download Joomla only from the official website of the application – Joomla.org.  Because if you download the Joomla 3 by another website,  there is a risk of malicious code in the setup files.

Click on the downloand button, the Joomla installation package will be saved in your computer. Locate the installation package (should be named Joomla_3.0.3-Stable-Full_Package.zip or similar) that you’ve just downloaded and extract it to a new folder.

STEP 2: Upload the Joomla Files to Your Server

Now you have to upload the joomla files to your server by  upload the Joomla installation files is via FTP. That’s the easiest way you can do.

STEP 3: How to install Joomla – Manual Joomla 3 Installation Guide 

After uploading,  You create a MySQL database  and add a user to it with full permissions. To do them properly, Please follow our step, the steps described in our tutorial on How to Create MySQL Username and Database. And then, you have to make sure that you write down the database name, database username and password you’ve just created. You will need those for the installation process. 

Step 4: Go Through the Installation Process

You have uploaded the installation files? Ok if you have, just open  your browser and navigate to your main domain (i.e. http://mydomain.com), or to the appropriate subdomain (i.e http://mydomain.com/joomla) It’s up to where you have uploaded the Joomla installation package. Now you will be taken to the first screen of the Joomla Web Installer. And the first thing you have to do is add the necessary information about your site and your administrative username.

 

  • 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).

After doing it, you need to click on the Next button to continue the installation.

When the next green appear, you will have to enter the necessary information for your MySQL database.

  • Database Type: By default this value is set to MySQLi. Leave it that way, MySQLi is an optimised 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 (Refer to Step 3).
  • Password: Fill in the password for the database username (Refer to Step 3).
  • Database Name: Enter the name of the MySQL database you want to use (Refer to Step 3).
  • 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 value.
  • Old Database Process: If you have any existing databases, choose what to do with the existing tables that are required by the installer. The options are to remove or backup any existing data that’s about to be replaced. We recommend that you leave this option set to Backup since it is the safest choice.

After you fill in the necessary information, click on the Next button to proceed.

Now you will be taken to the last page of the installation process. On this page, you can do all the things you need with data. For beginners, we recommend you to choose the Default Sample data option since it will serve as an example/backbone, that you can use to build your actual website. Note that you can delete all sample articles, menus, etc. at any time.

Next with the second past of this page will show you all pre-installation checks and you will see a green check after each line.

Ok now click on the install button to install Joomla 3. Wait a minutes,  you will be taken to the last screen of the Joomla Web Installer.

On the last screen of the installation process you have to press the Remove installation folder button beacause this is required for security reasons,  no one can reinstall your existing site later on. Note that Joomla won’t let you use your site unless you remove this folder completely!

That’s all!!! Let’s build your website right now.

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