How to Install Joomla for Linux web server

Joomla is an content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and  online applications.


You will need to install apache2, mysql-server, mysql-client and php5 in order to get a web-server for Joomla!. you can use XAMPP package which contains all these.

XAMPP Installation 

Step 1: Download

Download XAMPP for Linux or other OS.

Step 2: Installation

Extract the downloaded XAMPP archive file to /opt:  # tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /opt
That's all. XAMPP is now installed below the /opt/lampp directory.

Step 3: Start

To start XAMPP simply call this command:

#/opt/lampp/lampp start

You should now see something like this on your screen:

Starting XAMPP 1.8.1...
LAMPP: Starting Apache...
LAMPP: Starting MySQL...
LAMPP started.

Ready. Apache and MySQL are running.

Step 4: Test

OK, now you can check that everything really works? Just type in the following URL on web browser:


Stopping XAMPP

To stop XAMPP simply call this command:

/opt/lampp/lampp stop

You should now see:

Stopping LAMPP 1.8.1...
LAMPP: Stopping Apache...
LAMPP: Stopping MySQL...
LAMPP stopped.

And XAMPP for Linux is stopped.

 To Uninstall

To uninstall XAMPP just type in this command:

rm -rf /opt/lampp 

Joomla Installation 

Step 1: Download

Download the latest Joomla installation zip HERE

Step 2: Installation

Unzip to your hard drive

Copy entire joomla folder to /opt/lampp/htdocs/

Now Open Web and Type http://localhost/joomla  this will redirect to installation process.

Choose language:

Pre-installation check:

Joomla license agreement:

Joomla database configuration:
select mysql, username-"root" password - if you have not set leave blank   

FTP configuration: Leave Blank if not required

Main configuration

Remove “installation” directory.

Test Joomla 

Open your new website's administration page by entering the address such as

'localhost/joomla/administrator' in the web browser .

Here's Joomla administration menu page:

That's all. What you have to do next is to set up your website

Check Out Our  YouTube video for more understanding..

How to Install Joomla for Linux web server How to Install Joomla for Linux web server Reviewed by TecGeeks News on February 17, 2017 Rating: 5

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