Install Joomla 3 Quickstart Package

How To Install Joomla Quickstart PackageThere are two options for installing Joomla on your hosting server, the first option is to install the Joomla content management system only through your CPanal on your hosting account just search for Joomla in the search bar of CPanal and follow the instructions.

Please note that there is a completly new version of Joomla available through cpanal the previous version of Joomla 3.10 and the new Joomla4 version you can use one or the other but at this time there are very few templates or plugins and extensions available for Joomla4.

This option will only install the content management system and a basic template you will need to add extensions, plugins and content to your liking, this option is not really suitable for beginners as you need some previous knowledge to build a website.

The best option for any novice or beginner webmaster is to purchase a Joomla quick Start package we recommend searching through our recommended quickstart supplier large range of Joomla quick Start packages for a design you like, with a quick Start package you are installing a complete website with all the extensions and plugins need to run your website.

Content is included with a quick start install including images, the text included in the package is for display only and needs to be replaced by your own content, this option allows you to learn how the website is structured and is the best option for beginners to learn from, with this option you need to install the package manually we provide a guide below to help you with the install.

Install Joomla Manually

This guide is for installing a Joomla 3.10 quickstart package, to get started log into your hosting account or sign up for A2 Hosting our recommended hosting provider, locate your CPanal and search for domains, if you do not have a domain name A2 Hosting can provide one for you, click on create new domain enter your domain name in full and click submit, then under databases in CPanal click on MySQL Database Wizard add a database name click next and enter a username and password note your full database username and password for later on you will need these, click create user.

A new screen will now appear and tick all privileges at the top of the page, click on next step then return to the CPanal home page you now have a domain setup and a database and username ready to install your new Joomla website.

Once back to the CPanal home page go to files then click on file manager and look for public_html click to open, this is where you will upload your ZIP file for Joomla, or your quick start website file, at the very top of the page look for upload click on upload and select the file to upload once the file has uploaded go back to the public html folder and and extract the file to the public html folder delete the zip file and log out of CPanal.

Main Configuration

 Now you are ready to install your new website, open a new browser and type in your full domain name,, a new screen will open with the Joomla installation main configuration page fill out all the required information on this page and add an admin name and password this is to access the back end of your website note these down for use later on click next.

Joomla Quick Start

  • Site Name: Enter the name of your site. Most templates will use this for the first heading of your index.
  • Description: Add a brief description of your website. It depends on your template if and where this text would be displayed.
  • Admin Email: Enter a valid email address. It will be used for password recovery and system messages.
  • Admin Username: Your administrative username. Please select a unique username, rather than "admin" or "administrator" since those are often subject to hacker attacks.
  • Admin Password: Add a password as strong as possible.
  • Site Offline: Select whether your site should be taken offline after you complete the installation. For the purpose of this tutorial we will leave this option set to NO (site will be live after installation)


Database Configuration

The next page is for your database configuration you will need the username and database name you noted down earlier when setting up the database in CPanal, enter all the required information needed click next to proceed to the next step.

joomla database

  • Database Type: By default this value is set to MySQLi. Leave it that way, MySQLi is an optimized version of the regular MySQL database and it is supported on Bluehost servers.
  • Host Name: Once again, leave the default localhost value.
  • Username: Enter the username for your MySQL database
  • Password: Fill in the password for the database username
  • Database Name: Enter the name of the MySQL database you want to use
  • Table Prefix: Joomla will add this prefix to all of its database tables. This is useful if you want to host multiple Joomla sites on a single database. You should leave the default 

 Finalize Joomla Installation

The next page is for last few steps to finalize your Joomla installation, you will see install sample data this needs the box to be checked under default english sample data this will install all the contents and data of your quick start template that you purchased, or the contents of the downloaded Joomla files contents this makes building up the content of your website easier to understant as the website will be pre populated with content.

joomla content management system

Installing Joomla

Once you have all this sorted click on the install button and the installation process will start this will populate your data base with all the files and link the database to your public html folder so visitors can view your new website, once the installation has processed you need to click on remove installation folder this is the final step and you can now go to the main website or the administration at the back end of the website

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