Joomla! Installation guide

How to install Joomla!, step by step.

1. Go to https://downloads.joomla.org/ and download Joomla!:

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2. Go to cPanel → File Manager

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3. Navigate to your new site’s root folder and click Upload:

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4. Select downloaded Joomla! .zip package or drag and drop it:

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5. Select uploaded file and click Extract:

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6. Click Extract File(s)

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7. Go to cPanel → MySQL Database Wizard

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8. Enter database name e.g.:

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9. Enter username and password:

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10. Select All Privileges:

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11. Go to your new site address, e.g. customer-domain.eu (recommended) or your technical subdomain e.g. customerdomain.customer.smarthost.eu. You can now start your Joomla! configuration. Fill all the text boxes and click Next:

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12. Enter previously created database configuration:

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13. You can optionally install sample data. Check if configuration is OK and click Install:

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Note that Smarthost.eu hosting has full Jommla! support:

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14. After successful installation, you can now install extra languages and remove installation folder. It is required due to security policy.

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15. Now you can click Administrator button:

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16. Joomla! is installed and ready to use:

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