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Joomla!: Visual Quickstart Guide, Second Edition by Tanya Symes, Marni Derr

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1. Installing Joomla

In This Chapter

Joomla Technical Requirements 2

Preparing to Install 3

Creating the Joomla Database 5

Downloading Joomla 9

Uploading Joomla to Your Web Server 10

Running the Installation Wizard 12

Accessing the Administration Interface 18

Planning a Joomla Site 19

Installing Joomla is easy and takes about five minutes. Download the Joomla package to your computer, upload the files to your web server, and then enter your site information using the Joomla installation wizard.

Even if you have installed previous versions of Joomla, we still recommend you follow the procedures described in this chapter because a few key changes and improvements have been made to the installation process.

This chapter begins with a quick checklist ...

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