How to download the latest Joomla version and install it on your server

1) For this tutorial, you will need to open your web browser and go to http://www.joomla.org


 

Scroll down and right

 

2) Click Download Joomla

 

 

Scroll down


3) Click the link next to the version you wish to download


 

It is recommended that you save the file to your desktop so that you can find it easily

 

4) Make sure Save File is selected and click OK

 

 

Now you will need to unzip the file and upload it to your server. Go to the location where you saved the file

 

5) Right click the file and unzip it


6) Double click the folder to open it


 

Now you will need to use an FTP client such as FileZilla to upload Joomla to your sever

 

Make sure you have entered your host name, username and password and are connected to your server before proceeding

 

7) Press CTRL + A to highlight all the files and folders


8) Click and drag them into the directory you want to upload them to


9) Once all of the files have finished uploading, go to your new Joomla site in your browser

 

It is now time to install Joomla on your sever

10) Choose the language you wish to use during the installation and click Next

 

 

This page will show a list of requirements and recommended settings. If your sever doesn't meet all of these, Joomla may not function properly


11) For this installation, we need to make the configuration.php file writable. Go back to the directory where you uploaded Joomla in your FTP client


12) Scroll down to configuration.php-dist

 

13) Right click and select Rename

 

14) Now right click and select File Attributes

 

15) Change the numeric value to 777 and click OK

 

16) Return to your Joomla installation in your browser

 

17) Click Check Again to recheck your requirements


18) Once all the requirements are met, click Next to continue the installation


 

Here you can read the license information


19) Click Next

 

On this page, you will need to enter your database information. If you haven't already created the database on your server, you will need to do that before continuing


20) Enter the host name (usually localhost)


21) Enter the database username

 

22) Enter the password

 

23) Type the database name

 

24) Click Next

 

 

This step allows you to create an FTP account that will be used to access only your Joomla site and not the entire Web server

 

25) Select Yes to enable the FTP


26) Create an FTP username and password


27) Type in the FTP Root Path


28) Click Next

 

29) Enter a name for your site


30) Type in your email address. This is what you will use to login to your site


31) Type a password and confirm it


 

Scroll down

 

Now you can choose to install the sample data. This will populate your database with the default Joomla data and is recommended for new users

 

32) Click Install Sample Data

 

Scroll up

 

Wait until the data has been installed. This can take up to several minutes

 

33) Click Next

 

 

Success! Joomla has now been installed on your server


 

Before you can use your Joomla site, you will need to completely remove the installation directory. This can be done through any FTP manager

 

34) Once this is done, click Site

 

Here you can view your new Joomla site


 

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to download Joomla and install it on your server

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