How to log into your Joomla 2.5 Dashboard
Joomla 2.5 is a Content Management System (CMS) that you can install on your hosting account to help manage a website. Joomla has been downloaded millions of times and is used by countless webmasters. Its ease of use makes it simple for setting up basic websites, and its scalability makes it great for complex websites getting lots of traffic.
This tutorial, installing Joomla 2.5, is the first tutorial in our getting started with Joomla 2.5 tutorial series.
An overview of installing Joomla 2.5:
Before you can install Joomla to your hosting account, you need to ensure your web hosting account meets Joomla's minimum system requirements:
|Program||Minimum Version||Recommended Version||Additional Details|
|PHP||5.2.4||5.3+||PHP is a scripting language, and is the language Joomla is written in. Your server MUST offer PHP.
|MySQL||5.0.4+||5.0.4+||MySQL is a database system (technically a RDBMS). Joomla stores most of its information within a MySQL database.
|Apache||2.*||2.*||Apache is a web server. Most hosting providers use Linux servers, and Apache is one of the most widely used web servers in Linux environments.
|Microsoft IIS||7||7||Apache can also be ran on a Windows server. If you can't use Apache, you can use Microsoft's webserver, Microsoft IIS.
If you're not sure whether or not your hosting server meets these technical requirements, please contact your host's Support Department. All of InMotion Hosting's servers meet these requirements.
When installing Joomla, you can either manually install the software, or you can use a one-click installation tool - like Softaculous.
|Manually Installing Joomla 2.5||Joomla 2.5 one-click Installations|
|When you manually install Joomla, you'll be required to do all of the tedious installation steps, including:
||One-click type installations are much easier to do than manual installations. For the most part, you tell the installer where you want Joomla 2.5 installed (such as the specific directory or domain), and the installer will complete all of the necessary installation steps (see the list to the left).|
In this tutorial, we will show you how to manually install Joomla 2.5. At the time of this writing, Joomla 2.5 is the latest version of Joomla available for use.
|Username:||The database user you setup (in our example, inmoti6_j25user)|
|Password:||The database password you setup (in our example, j25pass)|
|Database Name:||The database name you setup (in our example, inmoti6_j25)|
|Table Prefix:||It is suggested to leave it as value Joomla randomly generated for you.|
|Old Database Process:||As this is a new installation, you can ignore what is set here as you should not have anything already in the database.|
|Site Name:||Enter the name of your site / business|
|Your Email:||Enter your email address|
|Admin and password:||The values you enter here will be used to create an Admin account that you will use to login and manage your Joomla website. Enter a Username and Password.|
|Install Sample Data:||If you're new to Joomla, it is recommend to click this button so that Joomla will install sample data. This data will in time help you learn how all the pieces of Joomla interact and work.|
Whether it's creating new content for your site or installing extensions, you'll be doing most administrative tasks within your Joomla Admin Dashboard. Now that you have installed Joomla, your next step is to learn how to log into your administrative dashboard.
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|1.||How to install Joomla 2.5|
|2.||How to log into your Joomla 2.5 Dashboard|
2012-04-22 3:53 pm
According to Joomla 2.5 tech requirements, it needs a minimum of version 5.2.4 PHP to run Joomla 2.5. According to my cPanel stats on my site the PHP version being used is 5.2.17. Will this cause a problem with installing and using Joomla 2.5?
2013-04-08 5:44 pm
Hello Sam, and thanks for your question.
Joomla 2.5 should run perfectly fine on your server. The version of PHP that your server has is 5.2.17, which is 13 revisions newer than the minimum requirement of 5.2.4.
Please let us know if you have any further questions at all.
2014-11-27 11:30 am
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J download ou ma creation de site !
Translated by Google:
C is too complicated for me that!
J or download my creation site!
2014-11-28 12:27 pm
Thank you for contacting us. I'm not exactly sure what you are asking, since we only provide support in English.
But, if you are having trouble installing Joomla, I recommend using Softaculous. It really simplifies the Joomla installation process.
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
2015-01-07 7:44 pm
I'm looking for free web hosting hat offers PHP that can allow me to host Joomla 3.X versions. Currently I run Joomla 2.5 on PHP 5.2 something, but I need a free website running Joomla 3.X..Can you give me some advice please?
2015-01-07 9:05 pm
InMotion Hosting is not a free web hosting service, though we do support Joomla. Use your favorite search engine and I'm sure you'll find a free hosting service that might meet your needs.