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Installation of Joomla from start to finish


Mambo home page

Download page

Latest Stable English version: MamboV4.5.2.3-stable.tar.gz [1.5 MB] [87 kB]

Official MAMBO installation manual (in English)

Page de téléchargement [2.4 MB]

Download page [2.5 MB]


Help page

Les guides en français (pour Mambo 4.5.3, équivalent à Joomla v1.0.3)



Extraction du fichier téléchargé dans le répertoire de développement.

En français, en anglais.


Dreamweaver, will then allow me to upload everything to the web site itself in the appropriate directories (about 12 MB). Both packages at the same time (it means it took a rather long time over my ADSL link, but it only happens once).


Ready to start the configuration through the browser interface (what they call the easy way).


Ready to start the configuration through the browser interface (what they call the easy way). This is Pre-installation check, and I see the first installation screen.

Since the configuration file is announced as Unwriteable, I put an empty configuration.php file in the root directory of the installation. Then, I go to the server using Putty (a nice little freeware SSH client for Windows). I go and order the empty configuration.php file to be fully writeable (chmod +rw configuration.php).

I also had to change the access writes to several directories.

I go to License, where I accept the terms and conditions and jump to Step 1.

I answer the easy configuration questions with information provided by my web host. Since I will be running two Joomla at the same time, I modified the prefix of the tables for each configuration (jfr_ for French installation and jen_ for English part). This way, they will be independent and will not mix on with the other.

The installation immediately checks the validity of the information provided, so typos can easily be corrected.

The site name is given in Step 2. Some additional technical information is provide in Step 3 including the email address and password for the Administrator.

In Step 4, I receive the complete contents of the configuration file that I will just have to copy into the file by myself. And I am reminded to remove the installation directory (nobody really wants to see the web site reconfigured by the next passing guy).

I upload the configuration files, remove the installation directories and can start browsing the two newly created web sites.


Actually, browsing the web site is impossible, and you have to start by the administration side in order to finish some configuration.

In the global configuration

When I try to check the web site, I have a nice view to a default presentation using the data I entered and some pretty simple template (that I will have to modify, of course).





Sony really must love its customers!


Latest news:

  • Two lawsuits (one class action) are started against Sony BMG in the US for this.
  • A Trojan horse (Stinx-E) was just spotted exploiting the presence of the Sony rootkit to propagate itself.
  • Finally, Sony published a patch that actually removes the rootkit, but it is as difficult as ever to find it on the Sony web site and it leaves your PC unable to read the mere music CD you just bought.

And some analysts are still wondering why the CD sales are only growing slowly (don't worry too much about the financial health of Sony BMG and other majors. The sales keep growing - albeit slowly - and the music industry shouts only when sales slow down in a local market of for a few months).

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Latest update: 30-oct-08