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How to install Joomla step by step

How to install Joomla 3 with our installer of applications

Joomla! it is a system of management of contents, more known by his abbreviations in English, CMS (Content Management System).

We explained to you how you can install Joomla! step by step in Spanish in our Hosting specialized Joomla without you must make a Joomla course for it, satisfying all the requirements and without needing raising to archives with a client FTP 😉

NOTES to consider:

  • Your hosting counts on gratuitous certificates SSL. We recommended to you that you install one in your domain before installing Joomla.
  • This tutorial is not valid for an installation in localhost or a servant who Softaculous nonsupport.



1. Search the application in the installer of applications

In your Control Panel you will find the installer of Softaculous applications who is the one that we used at the moment in PrackHost. It is not necessary to use access FTP.

Search the application in the installer of applications


2. To choose the CMS Joomla in the list of apps

The main screen of the installer appears to us Web and in the lateral menu we will click in €œPortals/CMS > Joomla€ and selected the last version that shows to us of Joomla:

To choose the CMS Joomla in the list of apps


The website installer shows to the information regarding the space available and the requirements to us of space to install your Web Joomla in our servers.

The panel of installation of Joomla! he has services with several eyelashes and detailed information about this CMS, as the Demo available (Demo), his characteristics (Features), screenshots (Screenshots), scores and commentaries of the users (Ratings and Reviews), as well as an interesting option of import of an existing data base in an external servant or our own hosting (Import).


3. Process of Installation in the servant and To create MySQL Base

We begin puncturing in the button €œInstall Now €œ. Immediately the eyelash activates in which we must fill up the different sections that appear to us.
We will select to begin the last version of Joomla! that it allows the installer and the transfer protocol (we advised is €˜https€™ previous configuration of a certificate of security SSL according to our tutorial €œTo install Certificate Let's Encrypt cPanel €œ.

Next we introduce the name of the domain and optional way a name to create the directory if we want to install it in a route different from the root:

This one field will leave emptiness if we want that our Web is in the root of hosting and responds for example to the URL or will introduce a name, for example €œfolder€ in the case of a URL as!


Next we introduce the name of the site as well as its description:

name of our Web


Now we selected if we wished to install or not them example data that accompany to Joomla! in addition to the data type that we want.


if we wished to install or not them example data


The following step is to fill up the data of access to the administration with the usuary name administrator, the password, the email address and the predetermined language (you will be able to install additional packages of language advanced more):


data of access to the administration with the usuary name administrator


To choose language


Finally, we only selected some of the options outposts (Advanced Options), as the name bases data mysql and the area code of the tables.

We did not advise to activate the options of backup copies or backups since they are going to occupy an unnecessary space in the lodging Web and that in many cases it can suppose the saturation of the same.

The USA this option and you do copies manuals when you are going to make changes in your project.

It is possible to mention that in PrackHost we make daily copies completes of your hosting and that you always have to your disposition from cPanel > JetBackup!



options outposts

Now we introduce an email in order that the system sends a mail to us with the details and to conclude we will click in €œInstall€.

A concluded time the installation (the installer lowers to the necessary archives php and concerns the tables of the data base) we already can accede to the administration of the new Joomla site! through the data that the system has sent to us by email.


4. Publication of the data for Joomla Blog type

Nothing else to enter we observed that it shows an option to us to install the example contents type blog.

They are very advisable for that they begin with Joomla! and they do not know well this CMS. As this form the installed articles, modules and menus will be able to serve as guide bases for the creation of a new project Web. Later you can eliminate them or despublicar.


Publication of the data Blog type


Beam click in the connection €œSample Blog dates€ to install the example data Blog type and we accepted in the following screen:


To accept Sample Blog dates


In a few second the example data have settled:

Installation finalized data example


5. Activation of URLs friendly in the Panel of Administration

In order to conclude, we advised to activate URLs friendly from the global Configuration of Joomla! of the administrator of your Web. This will benefit your positioning Web in the motors from searches.


Activation of URLs friendly


From the eyelash €œSite€ we go to the section €œConfiguration SEO€ and formed the options as they are seen in the following capture:

Configuration SEO


6. Activation of .htaccess

So that urls friendly of Joomla work! public_html is essential to renombrar the htaccess.txt file to .htaccess in the called folder.

For it we can again use the File manager of cPanel:


File manager cPanel


In the following capture are the three steps necessary to create or to renombrar archives and in this case .htaccess.

Renombrar htaccess


With this, you will have installed of Joomla! in your hosting.

And you would only have left the work to choose the design of your website in some of the pages or clubs with Joomla groups that exist and to raise your warm up to you.

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