QuickStart Installation

How to install a Quickstart Package?

A quickstart is basically a fully functional and entire Joomla! package containing the CMS itself, the all used modules, plugins and the chosen template with all the configurations and data that we used on the demo site in one place. So basically, it's all in one.

The whole process of installation is very easy and may be treated as a normal installation of the Joomla! environment, but with all the extensions and their settings, and of course demo content in order to perfectly match the template as it appears on our JooMax.co demo page.

Here is the tutorial that will direct you to step by step installation process of a quickstart package:


Obviously, the first thing you need to do is download Quickstart package with chosen template name.

Step 2:

The next step, unpack the compressed zip file ( joomax-package-for-joomla.zip ) to a folder on your hard drive. It's good idea to create a new folder which will contain downloaded QuickStart package. Now you have to unzip package it, all modern versions of OS you don’t need any additional software for it operation. Once extraction is complete, the extracted folder will contain all files needed to perform the installation of Joomla! along with the template, demo images and modules, and their respective settings saved temporary in .sql files.

Step 3:

Before the installation you should check if the server that hosts your account meets all the Joomla! system requirements.

Step 4:

Using your preferred FTP software (for example FileZilla), upload all the files into the directory where you would like to install your new Joomla! project, such as the web server. You can upload your files directly through cPanel also using the File Manager. The specific directory you will upload them to will depend on whether you are working with the main domain, an addon domain, or a sub domain. In most cases, the public_html folder is the web root for your primary domain name. This means that it is the folder where you put all website files which you want to appear when someone types your main domain. Depending on the upload speed of your connection or your server configuration, this process of uploading may take several minutes.

Step 5:

Open your preferred browser and navigate to the address (for example, http://www.my-new-site.com) or directory on your server where you will perform the installation. The installation screen will come up.

Step 6:

Step 6: On this page you have to configure the website name, administrator e-mail, Admin username and password. Administrator data will be necessary to access the administration panel. Please do not use "admin" as a default username – it’s not safe. Hackers can perform a brute force attack on your account using the common "admin" username in order to retrieve your password and gain access over your website. Using not typical Username you're better protected against common attempts at gaining access to your Joomla! website.

Step 7:

Then you can press the blue "Next" button in the upper right corner. You’ll be taken to the Database Configuration screen. Before we can fill all form fields, you will need to create a MySQL/PostgreSQL database, database user (and assign him all privileges) and password in Hosting Panel. Without exception all Joomla! and Wordpress installations requires the database to be created using the utf8_general_ci character set.

Note: If your settings are not correct, you might be unable to connect to the database. An additional option is to change the Table prefix. Just don't forget to put the underscore character(_) at the end of the prefix. By default offers a random default prefix. This may be helpful for security purposes.

Once all database field are complete, click the Next button. The Joomla! installer will now check if it can connect to the database. If you see an error message, you’ve probably made a typo when entering the database details or you forgot to create a new database, so please double-check these details.

Step 8:

The last page of the Joomla installation contains all the information about the installation.

The section is divided into 4 groups:

Main Configuration: All the website specific information, such as the website name, description, admin username, etc.

Database Configuration: Contains the information about the database Joomla! will use.

Pre-Installation Check: These requirements must all be shown as Yes, otherwise you will not be able to install Joomla! With the exception of the PHP Version, the rest are usually controlled in the php.ini. You may need assistance from your host in correcting these settings or checking to see if it is possible to adjust them. For more information, see PHP configuration file file.

Recommended Settings: These are settings are recommended in your PHP configuration, but will not prevent Joomla! from being installed. You can refer to the above instructions on how they may be changed.

This includes the options (at the top) for installing sample data and the server configurations (at the bottom).

Because demo content is not automatically installed. So if you need it you should also CLICK Install the Sample Data, this will help with learning about Joomla.

CMS installer runs also a series of system and server checks to ensure that Joomla will be able to install, and function correctly (check bottom of screen). If any option are not green (they'll be red and say "No") then you will need to take action to correct them. Remember those are official Joomla recommended settings. If everything is correct and all checks are passed, you may now click the Install button in the top right corner of the Overview page.

Step 9:

Press the next button to install the demo content and complete the installation.

Step 10:

The installation has successfully completed. Now the final step. However, before you enjoy your new website, you have to remove the “installation” folder.

Click the Remove Installation Folder button.

Before removing the installation folder you may install additional languages for both the Joomla! front-end and the back-end. If you want to add extra languages to your Joomla! application click the Install languages button.

Now you can navigate to the Administrator log in by clicking Administrator or go right to your site by clicking Site.

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