Joomla! installation

joomla_logo_black.jpgIn this article i explain how do I install joomla, it is a CMS (Content Management System) for general purpose portals based on PHP+MySQL technologies.

Warning: if you want install th Joomla version with spanish administration system, download entire opackage from here: Joomla_1.0.13-spanish-premium.tar.gz, here.

As usually I keep mi traditional refference note:

Origin http://joomla.org/
Repository Download: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/
Modules: http://www.module.joomlademo.de/index.php
Themes: themes
Translations: todos los lenguajes
Extensions: http://extensions.joomla.org/
Paquete Joomla_1.0.13-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz
Documentation (Spanish) Administration: http://ayuda.joomlaspanish.org/ayuda-joomla/
Documentation (English) Help: http://help.joomla.org/
For developers: http://dev.joomla.org/

Go to the oficial web and download the package.

Unzip it in our server:

tar -zxvf Joomla_1.0.13-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz
cp -r Joomla_1.0.13-Stable-Full_Package /var/www
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

With this action we are installing joomla in our web root.

Create the portal data base:

elite:~# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or g.
Your MySQL connection id is 7748
Server version: 5.0.32-Debian_7etch1-log Debian etch distribution
 
Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the buffer.
 
mysql> create database joomla;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
 
mysql> grant all on joomla.* to 'joomla_admin'@'localhost' identified by 'contraseña-super-segura';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.04 sec)
 
mysql> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.04 sec)
 
mysql> quit
Bye

Then continue the installation with the web assistance going to the URL: http://www.mydomain.com.

  • Pass the requirements test. In my installation I must add the following parameter to my PHP configuration: session.auto_start = 0.
  • Accept the GPL license.
  • Write the DDBB data connection.
  • Site data and administrator password.
  • Be careful: delete the installation directory
rm -r /var/www/installation/

Finally we can acceed to the administration wev through the link: http://www.mydomain.com/administrator/index.php

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