Step 1: Create a database via your hosting control panel,
refer to your setup email for login information. If your site does not
have a control panel please request a MySQL database setup for your
domain by opening a support ticket.
• Log in to your hosting control panel
• Click the Tools link in the navigation
• Click the Database Manager icon
• Create a MySQL database and make note of the database name, user and password
Step 2: Download the latest stable version zip from the Joomla web site.
Step 3: Extract the zip file to a directory on your computer.
Step 4: To prevent having to set Modify
permissions on your install directory and leaving your Joomla
installation less secure, create an empty file with your preferred text
editor and save it as configuration.php in the folder you unzipped to files to.
Upload all the Joomla files via FTP to the location on the web server
where you want to install the content management system. In most cases
this will the web root of your site but you can install it in a sub
folder as well.
Step 6: Before starting the install some write permissions need to set. This can be done via the ACL Manager under the Tools link in your hosting control panel, set ReadWriteDelete for the *_web user on the following files and folders. If you do not have a control panel please open a support ticket to request the permission changes.
Point your browser to your web site or the directory on your web site
if you choose to install Mambo in a sub directory, and you will be
redirected to the installation process.
Step 8: At the pre-installation check you might encounter an open_basedir
PHP error line. This will in no way interfere with the setup and has no
effect on operations later on. But if you feel you must correct this
you can edit the /installation/common.php file to point to a valid session directory, near the top of the file under error_reporting( E_ALL ); add the following line.
Putting in the currect path to the /cache folder of your Joomla installation, you can determine the path from the open_basedir error message.
Step 8: On the database step use mysql1.nextmill.net for hostname and fill in the information you noted when creating your database.
Leave the CHMOD options at default when asked (these don't apply
Windows servers), and make note of your user name and password at the
end of the install process.
Step 10: Delete the /installation folder from the server via your FTP client and set the permissions on the /configuration.php file back to Read via your hosting control panel.
keep your site and Joomla application secure it is important to install
software updates as soon as possible! Check with the publisher of the
software frequently if any updates are available.