This chapter will give you everything you need to know about installing and upgrading Joomla.
We understand readers come from various backgrounds and may or may not have expertise in dealing with server environments. Some parts may get a little technical, but we’ll try to put away the super technical lingo and explain the process in simple terms everyone can understand.
Even though Joomla may work on servers that do not meet the minimum specifications outlined in Table A-1, it is not advisable. In fact, you should strive to have your server support the recommended requirements.
PHP (Magic Quotes GPC off)
MySQL (InnoDB support required)
Support Web Servers:
Apache (with mod_mysql, mod_xml, and mod_zlib)
For up to date requirements information, visit the official Joomla Technical Requirements page.
Do not install an older version of Joomla to get around the PHP 5.3.10 requirement. You will end up with a site you cannot maintain. Instead, find a new host.
Choosing a good host is of utmost importance. There are many, many types of servers and services that you will need to select based on your site’s needs. You ...