Installing Joomla!

Before installation:

  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. Through 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 new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  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:
      • "Database type" - leave "MySQLi".
      • "Database server name" - instead of localhost indicate host (server) address databases.
      • "Username" — specify Username (login) Database.
      • "Password" — specify user password Database.
      • "Database name" — specify title Database.
      • "Table prefix" — leave the automatically generated one or specify any other at your discretion.
      • "Actions with existing tables" - if you are connecting to an empty database, the value of this option is irrelevant.
    2. Clickon "Next" 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 "Next".
  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.
  6. Check the site is working.