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How to install Joomla using the A2 QuickInstaller

This article describes how to use the A2 QuickInstaller to install Joomla on your server.

The A2 QuickInstaller is no longer supported, and is only available on older VPS hosting packages. On newer VPS hosting packages, you can use Webuzo to quickly and easily install a wide range of applications and manage your server.

To check if the A2 QuickInstaller supports this application for your Linux distribution, please see this article.

Installing Joomla

To install Joomla, follow these steps:

  1. Use SSH to log in to your system as the root user.
    To use the A2 QuickInstaller, you must log in as the root user using SSH. You cannot use the serial console in the VPS Control Panel to run the A2 QuickInstaller.
  2. To start the A2 QuickInstaller, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    sh /usr/sbin/quickinstaller.sh
  3. Under Application Installers, type the option number for CMS/CRM, and then press ENTER.
  4. On the CMS/CRM Menu, type the option number for Joomla, and then press ENTER. The A2 QuickInstaller updates your server, and then begins the installation process.
    The installation process takes some time to complete. Do not interrupt the installation process.
  5. At the Please enter Joomla Database Name prompt, type a name for the Joomla MySQL database, and then press ENTER.
  6. At the Please enter Joomla  Database User prompt, type a username for the Joomla  MySQL database, and then press ENTER.
  7. At the Please enter Joomla  Database Password prompt, type a password for the Joomla  MySQL database user, and then press ENTER.
  8. When installation is complete, the A2 QuickInstaller provides configuration information about the Joomla installation.

Testing and configuring the Joomla installation

To test and configure the Joomla installation, follow these steps:

  1. Use your web browser to go to the following URL, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents your server's IP address:
    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/joomla
    The Joomla installation page appears.
  2. Select the language that you want to use, and then click Next. The Pre-Installation Check page appears.
  3. All of the pre-installation checks and recommended settings are already configured. Click Next.
  4. Review the license, and then click Next. The Database Configuration page appears.
  5. Make sure that the Database Type list box is set to Mysqli, and the Host Name text box is localhost.
  6. In the Username text box, type the database username that you provided in the previous procedure.
  7. In the Password text box, type the database password that you provided in the previous procedure.
  8. In the Database Name text box, type the database name that you provided in the previous procedure.
  9. In the Table Prefix text box, use the automatically generated table prefix, or type your own.
  10. Click Next.
    If Joomla is unable to connect to the database, make sure that you typed the correct database name, user, and password, and then try again.
  11. If you want to use FTP with Joomla, specify the settings. Otherwise, click Next. The Main Configuration page appears.
  12. In the Site Name text box, type the name of your site.
  13. In the Your Email text box, type the e-mail address of the site administrator.
  14. In the Admin Username text box, type the username of the site administrator.
  15. In the Admin Password and Confirm Admin Password text boxes, type the site administrator password.
  16. To load default sample data, click Install Sample Data.
  17. Click Next. The Finish page appears.
  18. To complete the installation, click Remove installation folder.

More Information

To view the online documentation for Joomla, please visit http://docs.joomla.org.