Installing Joomla On GoDaddy
*This Tutorial Assumes You Already Have
your GoDaddy server up and running with
at least one free database available*
There are two ways of doing this process
1. Downloading then uploading the Joomla package to your
server via FTP
2. Using the built in GoDaddy Installer
Today we will be using the second of the two
options to save on confusion and Time.
Logging On To Your Server
Your first step is to log onto your server by either
going to GoDaddy’s site or directly to your log in
page. Today we will simply go through GoDaddy
once again to save on confusion and later
1. Go to http://www.godaddy.com/
2. Enter required username and Password at the top of
3. Press enter to finish the log in process.
Getting To The Install
• Once logged in you need to look at the
“Products” section and click on “Web Hosting”
• Next click “Launch” to get the control panel of
the site where you wish to install Joomla.
•Once in the control panel you should see
something similar to this:
•You want to choose the button “Your
•From here you click on the Joomla hyperlink just
above the description. You will notice on the right
it shows the types of servers supported and
beneath the description is a ratings system
based on a 5 star criteria voted on by users.
Tip: Make sure the server
you are installing to is
clean or you end up
wasting time deleting old
Drupal installations like
•This is the final step before we have to get
into the easy installation process.
Click “Install Now!”
The Actual Installation
• First off you need to choose the domain you plan
to install Joomla to.
• Then scroll down and click
•Now comes the time to set up the database for
the program the name is automatically generated
for you but you must come up with the description
•Fill in a basic description
•Create a password
•Retype the password
•Now comes time to decide the install directory,
this is where it will be placed in your server and
where your users will have to navigate to, in order
to see the content. You have two options, I will be
using the first.
•Install to a folder: A place set aside in your webspace that
you can generally have infinite of. They help separate content
and make things easier to understand when dealing with files
•Install to a Sub-Domain: While basically its only a glorified
folder it’s a lot more complicated a process to make one of
•Now we get to set up our Admin info for the
Joomla installation. Now make this something
difficult to guess but easy to remember you will be
using it a lot.
•Sample content is optional I will not
be using it but for beginners it’s a
good tool. Now just click Finish.
•Now you will get a page that looks like this.
•Click on “My Applications” and this is what you
Your New Site!
• You can now view your new site which should
look something like this with or without the
additional content depending on your previous
Logging in and Editing
The final thing now is to know how to log in your
administrator account so you can edit and add
detail to your site so simply put
You should get something that looks like
this, simply enter your credentials and have