THE COMPLETE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO
| Taty Sena
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Now what do you do if your server does not provide you with C-Panel? Don’t worry,
there are a few more steps, but it’s still not a long process.
You will need a database, an FTP program and Joomla Installation files.
Step 1 – The Database
Most hosts nowadays, allow you to create databases using their administration. You
won’t have to know how to deal with the database once it’s created. All you need
Database Path (or address)
Once you create the database, you should have access to all that information.
Keep it safe, since Joomla will ask you for it during the installation.
Step 2 – Downloading Joomla Files
Once you have the database set up, you need the Joomla Installation files. You can
get the most updated files from: http://www.joomla.org/download.html
Download them to your computer as a zip file and extract them to your website
folder. Now, you have two options here. If you want Joomla to be your whole site, or
the main part of your site, you should put it on the root folder, which is the main
folder for your site.
If instead, you already have a site and you only want Joomla to be part of that site,
in a subfolder such as: http://mysite.com/joomla, then you should create that folder
and extract all of the files to that folder instead.
Step 3 – Uploading Joomla Files
Next, you should upload all of the Joomla files to your host using an FTP program, or
extract the zip file directly to your server through the server’s file manager.