How to Install Joomla 1.7

Joomla is one of the best CMS to create a good website quickly and easily. Installation of Joomla is quick and easy. In this tutorial, the total installation of Joomla 1.7 will be discussed. The tutorial is created as short as possible because we would like to learn it quickly with simple steps.

Steps to install Joomla 1.7
Before installation Joomla 1.7, you need run a web server and a database server of your computer. For this tutorial, we use apache server and mySQL database for Joomla 1.7 installation. So, before starting the installation of Joomla 1.7, you have to confirm yourself whether the web server and the database server is running.

Note: My recommendation is that if you are not familiar with any web server and database, you may use XAMPP or WAMP.
Follow the following steps to install Joomla 1.7 of your computer:

Step 1: Download Joomla 1.7 [Joomla 1.7 download link] from Joomla website ( After completing download extract it to the web folder. If you are using wamp then extract it to the www folder. At last, rename the extracted folder as joomlaSite.

Step 2: Open any browser and type http://localhost/joomlaSite and hit Enter key of your  keyboard. Very soon the Joomla installation window will be appeared.

Step 3: Choose a language and click on Next button.

Step 4: Now, the pre-installation check for Joomla! 1.7 will be checked and you have to resolve all the supported issues form there and click on Next button.

Step 5: You have to agree the license of Joomla 1.7 installation window. And click Next button.

Step 6: In this step, you have to type all the fields of Database Configuration window. Fill the following field information in this page:
[a] Database Type: Choose MySQL or other
[b] Host Name: Type the host name. By default it is localhost
[c] Username: Type the database username. If you are using XAMPP or wamp, then this is root
[d] Password: Type the database password of that user if your database has any password.

After completing all these fields, click on Next button

Step 7: In this step, you need to configure the FTP Configuration of your Joomla 1.7 website. This is an optional step and you can skip this step and click on Next button.

Step 8: After completing all the above steps, you have to configure the Main Configuration of your Joomla 1.7 website. Fill the following field information:

[a] Site Name: Type the site name of your website. For example, we type "My Joomla Site"
[b] Your Email: Just type the email addres of your email. For example, we type in this email field.
[c] Admin Username: Type the admin username in this field. For example, we type admin in this field.
[d] Admin Password: Type the password for that admin user.
[e] Confirm Admin Password: Just retype the admin password which you just entered.

Moreover, if you would like to install some sample data, click on Install Sample Data button to install some sample pages on your website. If you are a beginner of Joomla 1.7 then my recommendation is to install some sample data on your website otherwise you can skip this.

Completing these information, click on Next button to move forward for Joomla 1.7 installation.

Step 9: This is the last step of installation of Joomla 1.7. You have to remove the Remove installation folder to finish Joomla 1.7 installation. And that's all, Joomla 1.7 installation is completed.

When you finished installation Joomla 1.7 for your website, you can access the website by typing the following link:
  • Access font-end of your Joomla site: Type http://localhost/your-site-name to access font end of your Joomla website. For example, we type http://localhost/joomlaSite to access the font end of our Joomla site.
  • Access back-end of your Joomla site: Type http://localhost/your-site-name/administrator. to access back end of your Joomla website. For example, we type http://localhost/joomlaSite/administrator to access the back-end of our Joomla site.

Joomla 1.7 installation video tutorial:

And that's all. Following the above mentioned steps, you can easily install Joomla 1.7 for your computer. Hope, you successfully installed Joomla 1.7 for your website. Furthermore, if you face any difficulties to install Joomla 1.7 then please tell me in the comment section.

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