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How to create a Joomla site : Joomla Tutorial


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Joomla is one of the best open source content management system (CMS) which available today. The name Joomla derived ‘Jumla’, which means ‘all together in Swahili. Using Joomla you can build dynamic complex websites with in hours. The templating feature keeps your design separate from code so changing the style of your Joomla website is not a difficult task.
Harvard University, MTV Networks and Citibank are some of the most popular users of Joomla. The Joomla software is written in PHP using object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques. Joomla uses MySQL as database which stores datas in server.

Benefits of Joomla

1) Multiuser and Multilevel environment
2) WYSIWYG editor
3) Additional components / modules
4) Templates

Installing Joomla

Download latest version of Joomla from www.joomla.org. Before starting Joomla installation you must assure followings is ready.
1) A domain name:
You need your own domain name( if you want you purchase domain name from Vishmax.com)

2) Web hosting
A good web hosting with PHP v. 5.2+, MySQL 5.04+, Apache 1.3
If you have a webhosting then you need to point your name servers of domain to it.
MySQL Database
For installing Joomla you need the following MySQL Database details:
- DB Name
- Host Name
- Username
- Password
3) FTP Client
For transferring files to your server. If you don’t already have an FTP client that you use, we recommend Filezilla.

Yes if all the above requirements have met then its to time to transfer the downloaded Joomla software to server. Just unpacking the software and transfer files via your FTP Client to root folder.Form this point you may need to follow instructions on screen like choosing language,Date base configuration etc.

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