Whether a seasoned developer looking to jump into the world of Joomla or a graduate of WordPress, this tutorial will help you start getting your feet wet by teaching you how to easily install Joomla with Fantastico.
If you’ve installed WordPress with Fantastico, then you’ll find this tutorial very similar and easy to run right through. Even if you haven’t used Fantastico before, this tutorial will show you that you can get Joomla up and running in no time.
The first thing that is imperative when installing Joomla like so many other similar programs, is that you first must have a host and domain. There are many web hosts that offer easy Joomla installation tools. We like Bluehost, which offers hosting as low as $6.95 per month.
After you get a host and domain, log into your dashboard/cpanel and find the Fantastico link/logo.
After you click on Fantastico, it’ll bring the program up with a list on the left sidebar of things to choose from, including Joomla, which should be listed under content management systems.
Once you click on Joomla, it’ll bring up its logo, a brief summary and some other pertinent information.
You’ll then choose to do a new installation at the bottom of the summary.
Similar to the WordPress installation, you’ll now fill out some information about the domain it’s being installed to, including the domain name, a user name and password. The user name and password will be what you sign-in with when using Joomla.
After clicking to confirm the installation, just type in the administrator web address into the address bar and you’re all set.