In this tutorial we will be installing Joomla 1.5 using cPanel and te cPanel file manager.
At this point we have extracted the Joomla package to our computer and created a folder on our website to upload the files to.
Select all of the files on your computer.
Then upload them to your website.
All of the files have been uploaded. Let's go to the web installer.
To get to the installer go to www.yoursite.com/joomla_folder.
The first step in the installer is choosing your language.
This screen shows recommended settings for running Joomla. If any of the values are red you will want to look into those. Then click Next.
Joomla is released under the GNU/GPL License.
On this page we will input the database settings.
Let's go create a database.
Your control panel may vary on how the database is created. If you have any questions contact our host.
Manage MySQL to create the database. Type the database name and click
Add Db. Your database has been created. Click
Go Back to create the database user. Enter the username and password and click
Add User. Your database has been created. Click
Go Back to associate the user with the database. Select the appropriate user and database and click
Add User to Db. The user can now access the database.
We can now switch back to the Joomla installer.
Enter the information for the database you just created.
If you have a user who can create databases click the
Get Privileges button. Most shared hosting doesn't allow this. If you are running MySQL 4.1 or higher you can also choose your collation. Most English language sites are fine with a default collation.
Finish entering your info for the database you created.
You can also change the advanced settings.
Let's move to the next step.
If you have problems with file/folder permissions or have safe mode ON on your server you will want to enter FTP login information that the Joomla plugin installer can use to get around restrictions.
This error can be ignored if you know or are pretty sure that you can install plugins. You can also setup the FTP system later if you do end up having problems.
Enter a name for your site.
Then enter an email address for the admin user. Joomla creates a password for you or you can also change the password to anything you like.
You have several database options here. You can install sample data load a backup from a different Joomla 1.5 install or load a migration script from Joomla 1.0.
The same data has been loaded.
Let's move on to the next step.
Joomla has been installed. We need to go back to FTP to remove the installation folder.
Delete the installation directory.
It's been removed. Let's go back to the installer.
We can now view our site.
Here is your newly installed Joomla site.