Joomla 3 on Ubuntu 14.04

My notes on getting a Joomla install going on Ubuntu Server 14.04

Run Tasksel to install unzip and LAMP stack

sudo -s
aptitude install --with-recommends unzip

Select LAMP Server and click OK. You will be prompted to enter a password for the ‘root’ user for MySQL. Remember what you entered for later.

Create a database in MySql for Joomla to use

mysql -u root -p
CREATE USER joomlauser;
SET PASSWORD FOR joomlauser = PASSWORD(“joomlapassword”);
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON joomlaDb.* TO joomlauser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY ‘joomlapassword’;

Download and unpack Joomla

mkdir /var/www/html/joomla
unzip -q -d /var/www/html/joomla
chown -R www-data.www-data /var/www/html/joomla/

Fire up a web browser and hit the joomla site you just setup to finalize the configuration


Folow the on screen instructions.

One thought on “Joomla 3 on Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Hi There,
    Your guide is surely brief and to the point.
    I just checked in here because I was unsure if I was doing it right this time around.
    I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 on my computer. Configured everything like I used to. However, I get a blank page for Joomla Installation. It has never happened to me before and have been sctatching my head and pulling some hair out since about a couple of hours.
    Any idea what could be wrong?


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