November 13, 2010 04:21 by Jervis
This is a tutorial on how to set up Joomla in Ubuntu. The set up examples based on Linux Ubuntu desktop 8.04.
Set up LAMP server in Ubuntu desktop
Open command terminal by clicking 'Applications - Accessories - Terminal'. Change to root environments using 'sudo su' command. See step by step example below:
kucing@ubuntu-laptop:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for kucing:
Choose LAMP server and OK to install. See screenshot example below:
When LAMP server installation is finished, we can start Apache web server using '/etc/init.d/apache2 start' command. Then, we can start configure Apache web server.
Change directory to /etc/apache2.
root@ubuntu-laptop:/home/kucing# cd /etc/apache2/
apache2.conf envvars mods-available ports.conf sites-enabled
conf.d httpd.conf mods-enabled sites-available
Copy 'sites-available/default' file configuration for Joomla virtual host.
root@ubuntu-laptop:/home/kucing# cp sites-available/default sites-available/joomla-basic
Run 'a2ensite' to enable site:
root@ubuntu-laptop:/etc/apache2/sites-available# a2ensite joomla-basic
Enabling site joomla-basic.
Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 reload' to activate new configuration!
root@ubuntu-laptop:/etc/apache2/sites-available# /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
* Reloading web server config apache2
apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain
using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName
[ OK ]
root@ubuntu-laptop:/etc/apache2/sites-available# cd ..
root@ubuntu-laptop:/etc/apache2# ls sites-enabled/
Set up MYSQL database for Joomla cms
Create a database for Joomla. See example steps below:
root@ubuntu-laptop:/home/kucing# mysql -u root –p
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 66
Server version: 5.0.67-0ubuntu6 (Ubuntu)
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.
Create a new database:
mysql> create database joomladb;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.07 sec)
Quit mysql and we can begin the Joomla installation.
Install Joomla in Ubuntu
1. Download latest joomla 1.5.x from official Joomla website:
2. Extract joomla 1.5.x and move it to web server home directory. Here is an example on how to transfer Joomla to web server root directory in Ubuntu desktop:
root@ubuntu-laptop:/home/kucing# cd /var/www/
root@ubuntu-laptop:/var/www# mkdir joomla-basic
root@ubuntu-laptop:/var/www# cd joomla-basic/
root@ubuntu-laptop:/var/www/joomla-basic# cp -R /home/kucing/Documents/kursus-joomla/Joomla_1.5.14-Stable-Full_Package/* .
root@ubuntu-laptop:/var/www/joomla-basic# cd ..
root@ubuntu-laptop:/var/www# chown -R www-data.www-data joomla-basic/
3. Open web browser and key in “localhost/joomla-basic” in the url.
4. Follow joomla installation steps.
5. Remove “installation” directory.
root@ubuntu-laptop:/var/www# rm -r /var/www/joomla-basic/installation
Test Your Joomla Site
Open your new website's administration page by entering the address such as 'localhost/joomla15/administrator' in the web browser url. Replace the 'joomla15' with the name of your joomla's directory name. Enter your username and password.
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