Joomla is a Content Management System (CMS) that enables you to easily manage and maintain your website. It is an open source content management system. The system is used to manage websites, online applications, e-commerce systems, blogs etc. There are different ways to install jomlaa on your system. Some of the popular ways include –
Installation of Joomla through extensions – In this case, you need to install the extensions first. Then go ahead with the installation process of Joomla and then finally select the extension of your choice. Installing the extension of your choice through extensions can be a bit difficult as there are several options to choose from. For instance, if you are looking for a security feature then you can go for the “HTTPS by Default” extension. But this requires an installation process of your own so that it becomes compatible with your web server. If you need any help regarding the installation process then you can take help from your web hosting company.
Installing Joomla through hosting control panel – Another option is to install it directly through the hosting control panel. This gives you an opportunity to fully manage your extensions and it is also easier than the other methods. You can use all the features that the extension provides such as editing, updating information etc. However, the main disadvantage of installing it this way is that you cannot modify the configuration settings of your Joomla through the control panel. Instead, you will have to either contact your hosting company for help or modify the instructions given at the back end of the software.
Installation of Joomla through CVS – In this case, the installation process is a little more complex than the previous method. In this case, you will be required to download and install the CVS version of the Joomla. The installation process is relatively simple and straightforward provided that you follow the proper procedure. Basically, you will be required to first download the CVS (which is a repository) of the Joomla. Then, you will need to use an FTP program to transfer the downloaded CVS to the server where you are using Joomla.
Setting up the new category in the control panel – After you have downloaded the CVS of the Joomla, you will need to create a folder on your computer that corresponds to the CVS directory of the Joomla. Once you have created the new category on your control panel, you will have to activate the plugin. To do this, click on ‘plugins’ found on the ‘Front Page’ of the control panel. Then, you will need to click on the button ‘New’ and then enter a name for the new category. After completing these steps, you will have to click on the button ‘Upload folder’ to upload the folder containing all the extensions of the Joomla.
Installing Joomla – As soon as you have uploaded the downloaded CVS of the Joomla to the control panel, you will need to activate the plugin by clicking on its name in the list found on the ‘Activities’ section of the ‘Joomla’ panel. In the activation wizard that will appear, you will be required to fill in the details about the hosting control panel in which you are using the Joomla. Once you have completed filling in all the required information, click on the ‘Create Installation’ button located at the bottom of the screen. A window will then appear and you will have to click on the button ‘Install Now’ to install the new plugin into the system. Finally, you will have to restart the Joomla to enable the changes to take effect.