How to Deploy Joomla

You can have a Joomla instance up and running within minutes using one-click install option.

The process is simple - just click Get it hosted now, type your email and install Joomla in a minute skipping the steps of manual installation.

The full list of similar prepackaged solutions for quick deploy can be found at platform Marketplace.

Manual Joomla Installation

This is a step-by-step instruction on deploying Joomla into the platform so you can use it as a content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.

To host a PHP Joomla application follow the next instruction:

Create Environment

1. Log in to the platform dashboard.

2. Click the Create environment button at the top left:

create environment button

3. Pick Apache application server, PHP v5.3 and MySQL database.

Joomla environment topology

In a minute your environment with both Apache and MySQL will be created and appear in the environment list.

Upload Application

1. Go to the official Joomla web-site and download .zip archive by clicking Download Joomla! 3.0 button.

download Joomla

2. Upload this .zip archive to the Deployment manager.

upload Joomla package

3. Once the package is in the platform, deploy it to the environment you have just created.

deploy Joomla application

Configure Database

1. Once the deployment is finished, click Open in Browser button for MySQL node.

2. When you created the environment, the platform sent you an email with credentials to the database. Create an account and the database with the application using these credentials.

database login

database add user

create dedicated database

Install Joomla

1. Click the Open in Browser button for Apache in your environment.

open Apache in browser

2. Follow the steps of Joomla installation starting with Main Configuration settings.

Joomla main configuration

3. At the Database Configuration stage fill in the required fields in the following way:

  • choose Database Type: MySQL or MariaDB
  • state Host Name (insert the link to your database without “http://” and “/")
  • type Username (which you’ve entered while creating database or just root)
  • type Password (which you’ve entered while creating database or which you’ve got by email)
  • type Database name (which you’ve entered while creating database)
  • Click Next button

Joomla database configuration

4. The final step is Overview:

  • Choose Sample Data from the list if you want to install any.
  • Activate Email Configuration if you want to get the settings info to your email after installation.
  • Look through configurations and click Install button.

Joomla installation finalisation

Now you have your own Joomla in the platform. Enjoy!

What’s next?