These installation instructions were written using Joomla version 1.0.13 just prior to the release of Joomla version 1.5. While we expect most of the instructions to remain the same there may be small tweaks that will be needed along the way.
There is no automated install process via the control panel for installing Joomla into your domain. But, installing Joomla is not difficult if you follow these instruction. So, first, head on over to the Joomla site at www.joomla.org and grab the installation zip file. Unzip the file onto your local drive and then upload the contents to your domain directory.
Next, you'll need to log into your control panel so that we can configure a few things in there. Once you've logged in, you'll need to change the index file to index.php. You can find instructions for how to do that here:
Changing The Index Page
The other thing you'll need to do while you are logged into the control panel is to create a MySQL database. For instructions on how to do that, see Creating a mySQL Database. You'll need to record the server, the database name, the username and the password for the database you created so that you can use those in the Joomla installation wizard later on.
You should now be able to run the installer by going to www.yourdomain.com. You may need to run www.yourdomain.com/index.php. This will display the pre-install check list. You may need to make some of the directories writable. To do this, send a support ticket in and ask for read/write access for your domain. See our instructions on asking for directory permissions at Directory Permissions
Once you've cleared up all of the problems in the pre-install check list, click the "Next" button. This page displays the GNU/GPL license for Joomla. Click next to continue with the first step.
This screen is where you configure the database settings. The Host Name is the server the database is on. This will be MySQLN.mywinhosting.com where N is some number. Fill in the rest of the information with the username, password, and database name that you used when you created the database in the steps above. Press "Next" to create the database.
This step you give the site a name. It can be whatever you want to call it. Press "Next" to continue once you name the site.
Step three should auto fill for you. Add in your email address and optionally change the password or record the password that Joomla created for you.
At step 4, everything should be configured. Make note of the administrator username and password and click the administration button to continue creating your Joomla site. Joomla is now installed.