CMS: Joomla 1.5.x

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
• Mouse over Databases and click MySQL
• Click the Create Database
• Create the database and make note of the database name including the part before the underscore
• Click the Create User
• Enter a username, password and check the database you just created, click Save

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.

Step 5: 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 File Manager in your WebsitePanel. Navigate to the wwwroot folder and locate the folders and/or files, click the lock icon. Check the Write options as well as the Child Objects (for folders) option and click Set Permissions. If you do not have a control panel please open a support ticket to request the permission changes.


Step 7: Point your browser to your web site or the directory on your web site if you choose to install Joomla in a sub directory, and you will be redirected to the installation process.

Step 8: On the database step use for hostname and fill in the information you noted when creating your database.

Step 9: Skip the FTP layer setting (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.

To 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.

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