Install Joomla on Ubuntu

This document describes how to install and configure Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04. Joomla is an immensely popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to build websites and create potent online applications in an unperturbed manner. Absolute user-friendliness and flexibility make Joomla amongst the most sought-after CMS softwares. It uses a PHP application, in addition to a backend database like MySQL. Joomla was created in 2005, and boasts of more than 10,000 add-ons for customized functionality-no wonder than that it remains the second most popular virtual content management site. This tutorial explains the process of installing Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

1 Preliminary Note

This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 14.04 server, so you should set up a basic Ubuntu 14.04 server installation before you continue with this tutorial. The system should have a static IP address. I use 192.168.0.100 as my IP address in this tutorial and server1.example.com as the hostname.

2 Database initialization

I will create  the database for the Joomla as follows: Firs remove the validate password plugin: Here we are adding database=joomladb user=joomlauser and password=joomlapassword: Giving priveleges to the user, here two cases lies if the LAMP is made of Mairadb-server or Mysql-server. The command differ in both cases so I will mention the difference here: For Mariadb-server use: And for Mysql-server use: Further moving ahead: Restart services

3 Installation of Joomla

We will first make a directory temp in which I will the download the latest version of the Joomla as follows: We need to install unzip as by default it is now installed: Now create a directory  /var/www/html/joomla and unzip the Joomla zip file in the newly created folder: Now give appropriate permissions in the directory Now proceed to the web installation of Joomla. Go to the URL http://192.168.0.100/joomla: Now give the values as I gave in my case The above values will differ in you case, you can give any values of your choice. After giving the values press Next:
  Further fill the values in next page as you mentioned wile creating the database of the joomla, as in my case I gave the values as follows: For Table Prefix you can use any character as I gave jml_ in my case. If you wish to add the FTP Configuration then you can put the values, in my case I am skipping this step as it is also recommended. Press Next: For then next tab I will select the Brochure English (GB) Sample Data and press Install:   It will install Joomla. Now you need to delete the installation folder by using Remove Installation Folder:   Now you can access the admin panel at http://192.168.0.100/joomla/administrator/ give the credentials as you gave at the time of Joomla installation: In my case values are: It will launch the default webpanel of Joomla. Cheers you have done with the Joomla installation in Ubuntu 14.04 🙂