How do I install Joomla?

Joomla is a one-click installation on the cPanel.

To Install Joomla using the Softaculous script installer:

  1. Log in to your Cyclone Hosting CPanel.
  2. Select 'Softaculous' from the 'Software / Services' section.
  3. Find the section in Softaculous called 'Portals/CMS' and select 'Joomla'. A Joomla information page will load on the right portion of the screen.
  4. An install option can be found in the top right hand of the Joomla information page.
  5. Fill out the installation form as follows:
    1. Choose Protocol : This option allows you to choose the protocol that shows on the address bar of individual's browsers.
    2. Choose Domain : This drop down menu includes all domain names and sub-domain names that are on the account. Choose from this drop down menu the domain name where you wish to install Joomla.
    3. In Directory : This is the option to choose the directory where Joomla will be installed. For example, to have Joomla installed in a folder called 'dir', type dir in the text box. To have Joomla installed only on the domain, leave the field blank.
    4. Database Name : This option allows you to choose the name of the Joomla database. Default content will be included in this, you may leave it as this content or rename it.
    5. Password : Type in a password you will use to access your Joomla Administrator Dashboard. This password is very important to remember. If you lose this password, you will have to reinstall Joomla.
    1. Site Name : This option allows you to type in the name of your site.
    2. Site Description : This option is used to input a short description of your website.
    1. Table Prefix : This option allows you to change the prefix of your table. This settings is for more advanced users and it is advisable to leave it as-is.
    2. Import Sample Data : This option allows you to select whether or not Joomla will be installed with sample data given by Joomla.
    1. Admin Username : This is where the Joomla administrative username is selected. Joomla is managed through a separate control panel, this information will be used to access that control panel.
    2. Admin Password : This is where the Joomla password is selected. It is used in conjunction with the username above to access the Joomla control panel.
    3. Real Name : Input your real name here.
    4. Admin E-mail : This address will be used should the Joomla login information be lost.
    5. E-mail installation details to (optional): Fill this box with the e-mail address where you would like detailed information regarding the installation sent.
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