Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 by Hagen Graf

By Hagen Graf

This ebook takes a realistic step by step process of educating the deploy and configuration of Joomla! 1.5, customizing it, developing your templates and extensions, and eventually, construction your personal site. This ebook is appropriate for internet builders, designers, site owners, content material editors, and advertising pros who are looking to strengthen an internet site in an easy and easy approach. It doesn't require any specified wisdom of programming or internet improvement, and any IT-confident person might be capable of use the publication to supply a magnificent web site.

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Rented Virtual Server You rent a web-space package with database, PHP support, and often also your domain name from a provider. In this case you have a functional environment and you can install your Joomla! into it. Consult your provider as to the version choices (PHP, MySQL). Sometimes providers offer Joomla! preinstalled with various templates. If this is so, all you have to do is activate Joomla! with a click of the mouse and it is ready for you. Your Own Server You rent a server from a provider and install the operating system of your choice.

At times, depending on distribution, they may already be preinstalled. So you can use: • The programs contained in the distribution. • A preconfigured package (XAMPP); extract it on your computer and everything you need is there. [ 31 ] Installation Mac OS X Operating System In Mac OS X operating system, you have a default web server (Apache) in your system that you have to activate, but unfortunately not PHP. ch/software/macosx/php/). html). So you can use: • The installed Apache web server and install the missing software.

S web installer. You can get going after you have loaded these data onto your server and are in possession of the access data to your database. [ 38 ] Chapter 2 Joomla! , you need the source code. zip package and save it on your system. Selecting a Directory for Installation You have to decide whether Joomla! needs to be installed directly into a document directory or a subdirectory. This is important, since many users prefer a short URL to their homepage. An Example If Joomla! com is accessed from its local computer http://localhost/ and/or from the server on the Internet.

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