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Install A Template's Quickstart

We are going to see the Quickstart installation methods both on the server and the localhost. So, let's get started.

Quickstart installation on a localhost

For localhost quickstart installation, first, you need to create a local web server environment. You can use any local server software you want like MAMP, WAMP, XAMPP or others. Start the localhost software with the web (e.g. Apache/NGINX) and database (MySQL) servers inside it. The initial work is done.

Step 1: Copy the Quickstart pack to the localhost

First copy the Quickstart zip file to the htdocs folder of the local server. Extract the Quickstart zip file there.

Step 2: Start the installation by visiting the localhost address

Now visit your localhost URL (address) on a browser. Ex: Localhost/YourFileName. A Joomla installation window tabbed as Configuration will appear.
Initial step of Quickstart installation
Enter your site name, email and most importantly, enter username and password. After that, click next. Now the Database Configuration section will be opened. Enter the username and password of the database as “root”. (Default for localhost software like MAMP. Check for your localhost software). Now set a database name and click next.
Database configuration step of Quickstart installation
Click Install in the Overview section and the installation will start. After the installation is finished, click “Remove installation folder” to remove the installation folder.
Final step of Quickstart installation

Step 3: Done!

Now go to localhost/YourFileName/administrator to access Joomla and your installed template. Or you can click the administrator button to directly access it.

Quickstart installation on a web server (cPanel)

To install the Quickstart pack on a web server, you need to upload the package/extracted files to the server. In order to transfer files to the web server from your computer, you can use an FTP client for example: Filezilla. Now unzip the Quickstart pack. You will get several files and folders.

Step 1: Upload the Quickstart pack to the server

If you use cPanel, you can directly upload the Quickstart zip file to the server. Then you can unzip it there. In other cases, you can unzip the Quickstart pack locally, and then upload the unzipped files and folders to the public_html directory of your web server. Make sure these are located directly in the public_html folder.
Uploaded files and folders in the root directory

Step 2: Create a new database and a database user

Create a MySQL database user and a database on your web server. You will need to enter these in the ‘Database Configuration’ step while installing the Quickstart pack.
Create a database
Visit the MySQL Database Wizard on the cPanel and create a database first. If you don't have cPanel, contact your hosting service provider to learn how to find the database credentials.
Database creation in the server
Create a database user
After creating the database itself, create a database user in the same environment as the cPanel MySQL Database Wizard.
MySQL user creation in the server
Assign all the privileges to the MySQL user
Now that, you have a database user and a database. It's time to assign all the privileges to the database user regarding the newly created database.
User accesses in the database

Step 3: Start the installation by visiting your website address/IP

Open your browser and navigate to your main domain (i.e. http://mydomain.com), or to the appropriate subdomain (i.e http://new.mydomain.com/), depending on where you have uploaded the Joomla installation package. You will see the initial installation page (the Configuration tab). Now follow the installation process you have just experienced for localhost we’ve explained above. In the case of the username and password of the super admin, avoid using “admin” and “demo”.
Next, in the Database Configuration tab, use the database username and password of the user you have just created along with the newly created database name.
After the database configuration stage, go to the Overview tab by clicking the Next button. All other tasks are similar to the localhost method.

Step 4: Done!

Once the installation is complete, a success message will show up. Now remove the installation folder by clicking the “remove installation folder” button. Login to the admin area. It should be www.YourDomainName.com/administrator.
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