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Joomla! Installation on Remote Server

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To install Joomla! -publishing platform on remote server follow the these steps:

  1. Login to you server account via ssh: ssh username@service.com and enter your credentials.
  2. cd to the right directory you are intended to serve your web site from (public_html, www or similar)
  3. Download Joomla! installation package: wget https://downloads.joomla.org/cms/joomla3/3-7-3/Joomla_3.7.3-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz You can check the latest version at: https://downloads.joomla.org/ but see the note at the end of this post!
  4. Extract the package: tar -xzvf Joomla_3.7.3-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz
  5. Open browser and navigate to website.service.com
  6. Joomla! web installer opens up
  7. Define Site Name, Description and Super User Account Details
  8. Input Database details
  9. See the summary that all the system requirements are fulfilled and press install
  10. Installation is run in seconds
  11. After the installation is ready you may download language packages right away if needed or continue by logging into the site as administrator.

Note: At the time of writing the latest stable version of Joomla! was Joomla_3-7.4-Stable-Full_Package. However, while trying to install that version I run into problems. The installation got stuck in the first step. It seemed that it was a bug that many people had faced and based on the this discussion on github it will be fixed for the next version. Until then I recommed installing 3.7.3 as done above and updating the software right after the process. The previous full packages of Joomla! can be found at https://downloads.joomla.org/cms. Click on Downloads to display the official series of Joomla! releases.

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