How to Install Joomla with LAMP Stack on Rocky Linux 9

Joomla is a free and open-source content management system for publishing web content on websites. Web content applications include discussion forums, photo galleries, e-Commerce, user communities, and numerous other web-based applications. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Joomla on Rocky Linux 9. So, let’s get started.

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Pre-requisites :

  • A system with Rocky Linux 9 installed and running.

  • root access to the system.

  • LAMP Stack installed and running, for this, you can refer to one of our guides on installing the LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, and PHP).

Once you're all set, we'll proceed with Joomla installation and configuration.

Create Database

Let us begin with creating a Database and a user. We will then grant the required privileges to the user so it can interact with the Database.

mysql -u root



GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON joomla_db.* TO joomla_user@'localhost';



The above commands will give complete access to the user joomla_user. Replace YOUR-PASSWORD-HERE with a safe and secure password.

Install Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

Next, we will install the Let's Encrypt SSL cert so we can have the domain running on HTTPS.
You can refer the following link for instructions on how to Install Let's Encrypt.

Download Joomla

Download Joomla from official website : Click here.

dnf install wget unzip


unzip -d /var/www/html/joomla

Setting up File Permissions

Let's make the folders readable.

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/joomla

chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/joomla

chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html/joomla

Configuring Apache vHost

Create a new apache configuration file for the domain with the following command:

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/

Add the following codes:

<VirtualHost *:80>

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/joomla

<Directory /var/www/html/joomla/>
    Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All

ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/
CustomLog /var/log/httpd/ combined


Change with Your Domain Name.

Now, press the Esc key, type :wq! and press the Enter key to save and exit the file.

Now, restart & check the apache with the following commands:

systemctl restart httpd

systemctl status httpd

Enable Firewall:

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https

firewall-cmd --reload

Configuring Joomla

Now open the URL from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the Joomla installation.

Replace the with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

Select the Language and enter the Site name.

Create a Administrator user to manage the Joomla site.

Input the Database details which was configured earlier.

This completes the Joomla configuration. Click on the Open Administrator button to login to the Joomla dashboard.

Now you have successfully installed Joomla with LAMP Stack on Rocky Linux 9.