How to manually install Joomla on a website?

While creating a website, there are numerous factors which a user need to look into such as design of the website, domain name and most importantly choosing a right platform. By choosing an appropriate platform, you can own your website and can develop it according to your choice. Owing to its prominence, people across the globe are installing Joomla on a VPS server

Joomla is an award winning open source content management system (CMS: keeps track of every content on your website) that uses PHP and SQL enabling you to build website and online applications. Joomla was created in 2005 and has become 2nd most popular CMS site online. This offers a variety of innovative flexible CMS. Easy to use and extensibility are some facets that made Joomla one of the popular software. It is powerful and open solution after WordPress, which can be availed on free.

Step by step process of installing Joomla

Let’s take a look at the 4 step process of installing Joomla

Step1: Downloading Joomla files

Download zipped file of Joomla on your PC

Step2: Create MySQL database

For creating MySQl database, go to VPS hosting account and click on MySQL account in the database section. For creating a database, you would require furnish some important information such as database name, database username, database password.

Step3: Uploading files to VPS server

Upload Joomla file in your VPS hosting server. There are two ways to upload, either you can use FileZilla/FTP client or use cPanel’s file manager.  By using FileZilla/FTP client, you need to unzip the zipped files before loading whereas using file manager, you can upload zip file directly in the server

Then, upload it

Step4: Installing Joomla

Prior finally installing, the software will check all compatibility issues of your server and mend if found any hitch. After accepting all terms and conditions and configuring your database, you can finally click on install option and enjoy unmatched benefits of this software.

*(Note: You would require to user name and password to log in to your website’s administrative area).

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