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First you must have the base environment for Joomla!.
We have thoroughly tested Joomla! on: Linux, Free BSD, Mac OS X and Windows NT/2000.
Linux or one of the BSD's are recommended, but anything else that can run the
3 pieces of software listed below should do it.
Apache -> http://www.apache.org
MySQL -> http://www.mysql.com
PHP -> http://www.php.net
You MUST ensure that PHP has been compiled with support for MySQL and Zlib
in order to successfully run Joomla!.
While we have reports that Joomla! works on IIS server we recommend Apache
for running Joomla! on Windows.
If you want support for SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URLs, you'll need mod_rewrite and the ability to
use local .htaccess files.
1. DOWNLOAD Joomla!
You can obtain the latest Joomla! release from:
Copy the tar.gz file into a working directory e.g.
$ cp JoomlaVx.x.x-Stable.tar.gz /tmp/Joomla
Change to the working directory e.g.
$ cd /tmp/Joomla
Extract the files e.g.
$ tar -zxvf JoomlaVx.x.x-Stable.tar.gz
This will extract all Joomla! files and directories. Move the contents
of that directory into a directory within your web server's document
root or your public HTML directory e.g.
$ mv /tmp/Joomla/* /var/www/html
Alternatively if you downloaded the file to your computer and unpacked
it locally use a FTP program to upload all files to your server.
Make sure all PHP, HTML, CSS and JS files are sent in ASCII mode and
image files (GIF, JPG, PNG) in BINARY mode.
2. CREATE THE Joomla! DATABASE
Joomla! will currently only work with MySQL. In the following examples,
"db_user" is an example MySQL user which has the CREATE and GRANT
privileges. You will need to use the appropriate user name for your
First, you must create a new database for your Joomla! site e.g.
$ mysqladmin -u db_user -p create Joomla
MySQL will prompt for the 'db_user' database password and then create
the initial database files. Next you must login and set the access
database rights e.g.
$ mysql -u db_user -p
Again, you will be asked for the 'db_user' database password. At the
MySQL prompt, enter following command:
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON Joomla.*
TO nobody@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
'Joomla' is the name of your database
'nobody@localhost' is the userid of your webserver MySQL account
'password' is the password required to log in as the MySQL user
If successful, MySQL will reply with
Query OK, 0 rows affected
to activate the new permissions you must enter the command
and then enter '\q' to exit MySQL.
Alternatively you can use your web control panel or phpMyAdmin to
create a database for Joomla!.
3. WEB INSTALLER
Finally point your web browser to http://www.mysite.com where the Joomla! web
based installer will guide you through the rest of the installation.
4. CONFIGURE Joomla!
You can now launch your browser and point it to your Joomla! site e.g.
http://www.mysite.com -> Main Site
http://www.mysite.com/administrator -> Admin
You can log into Admin using the username 'admin' along with the
password that was generated or you chose during the web based install.
Upon a new installation, your Joomla! website defaults to a very basic
configuration with only a few active components, modules and templates
Use Admin to install and configure additional CMTs, add users, select
default language and much more.
Note that additional community-contributed CMTs and languages are
available via http://www.joomla.org
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