things you’ll need:
- Webhosting account with domain name
- Joomla! software
- FTP software
- Register a hosting account with a web host service provider capable of running the Joomla! software. The host must be able to run Apache, PHP 4.2+ and MySQL 3.23+. Usually, such advanced features come with an additional price.
Download the Joomla! installation package from the official Joomla! website. While older versions are typically available, download the most recent version of the system for the smoothest experience and the least amount of bugs and errors. Double-click the final downloaded file to unzip it.
Set up MySQL on your web host server. MySQL database creation settings can be found in your account settings when you log in to your host. Write down the name of the database, the name of the host and your database account name and password. These details are typically listed in your MySQL settings. Contact your web host if you are unsure of where to locate this information. Read the rest of this entry »