Joomla! is a very popular content management system that, like Grav, is written in PHP. This is the second most popular CMS after WordPress and as of 2017, about 3.3% of the world’s sites on the Internet platform use Joomla!
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Install web-server Apache
apt-get install apache2
Joomla! runs on top of the LAMP stack. We will need to install MySQL and link it to PHP
apt-get install mysql-server php7.0-mysql
You will be prompted for a MySQL password. Enter it and then continue.
Complete the MySQL installation by running command:
Next, you will be prompted for a password, enter the MySQL password you just created. Continue the installation process
Would you like to setup VALIDATE PASSWORD plugin? [Y/N] N Change the root password? [Y/N] N Remove anonymous users? [Y/N] Y Disallow root login remotely? [Y/N] Y Remove test database and access to it? [Y/N] Y Reload privilege tables now? [Y/N] Y
Joomla!requires PHP, to install please enter the folowwing command:
apt-get install php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-xml php7.0-curl php7.0-json php7.0-cgi
Confirmation of LAMP Installation
To confirm that the LAMP installation was successful, open a web browser and go to the IP address of your server. You should see the Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page page. To confirm that PHP was successfully installed, please delete the default page
Then create a new file
Then enter a sample PHP code, for example:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Go to your server in the browser. You should see a page with information about your PHP installation confirming that PHP was installed successfully.
After this, now remove index.php file
Install Joomla! files
After successfully installing the LAMP stack, you can proceed with the installation of Joomla!. Go to the root of the Apache web server and download Joomla!.
cd /var/www/html wget https://downloads.joomla.org/cms/joomla3/3-7-5/Joomla_3-7.5-Stable-Full_Package.zip
Install unzip, then to be able to unzip the downloaded archive
apt-get install unzip
Unzip the downloaded Joomla!archive
Activate the .htaccess file by renaming it
mv htaccess.txt .htaccess
After activating the .htaccess file, you can set the appropriate permissions for the files
chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/html chmod -R 755 /var/www/html
Creation of Joomla! MySQL database
Before proceeding with the installation, you will need a MySQL database for Joomla!. Log in to the MySQL console
mysql -u root -p
Next, enter the root password created in step 2 to continue. After entering the MySQL console, create a new database for Joomla!
mysql>CREATE DATABASE joomla;
Next, you need to create a new user and grant him Joomla privileges! database. You can replace username and password with the username and password of your choice
mysql>GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES on joomla.* to 'username'@'localhost' identified by 'password'; mysql>FLUSH PRIVILEGES
Exit the MySQL console.
Restart the Apache web-server
systemctl restart apache2
Open a browser and browse to the IP address of your server. You will see Joomla! web interface. Continue the installation process. In the “Database Configuration” section, you must enter the username, password and MySQL database. The username and password must be taken above where you created it in the section “Creation of Joomla! MySQL database“
Database Type: MySQLi Host Name: localhost Username: username Password: password Database Name: joomla Table Prefix: joomla_ Old Database Process: Remove
After entering the data, click “Next” and continue the installation process. Your Joomla! Installation completed!
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