Getting ready to install your website.
When you have created your hosting account you will need to upload your chosen content management system (CMS). In this example we will take a look at Joomla as this is free to use and simple to install.
First you will need to download the latest version of Joomla. You can go to the download page below.
DOWNLOAD JOOMLA This will open the Joomla download page in a new window.
What you will need to proceed.
A program to unzip the package you just downloaded. You can download either Winzip or Winrar. You will need to install the program to your computer so just follow the prompts on screen one you have downloaded the program.
You can choose from the following links.
Now find the package you have downloaded and expant it using your chosen program into a directory (folder) of your choice.
The Next Step.
You now need to install a program to your computer to enable you to put the expanded joomla program onto the hosting account you have purchased.
A free program is available to upload your joomla site to your hosting account.
We use a program called Filezilla.
Again you will need to run the download and install it onto your computer.
Well thats all the software installed onto your computer and your now ready to setup Filezilla and upload your website.
In the next section we will cover obtaining your FTP details, setting up the Filezilla and using it to upload your website.