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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A system with Rocky Linux 9 installed and running.
rootaccess 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.
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 CREATE DATABASE joomla_db; CREATE USER joomla_user@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'YOUR-PASSWORD-HERE'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON joomla_db.* TO joomla_user@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; exit
The above commands will give complete access to the user
YOUR-PASSWORD-HEREwith 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.
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dnf install wget unzip wget https://downloads.joomla.org/cms/joomla4/4-1-5/Joomla_4-1-5-Stable-Full_Package.zip unzip Joomla_4-1-5-Stable-Full_Package.zip -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
blog.domainhere.info.conf for the domain with the following command:
Add the following codes:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName blog.domainhere.info DocumentRoot /var/www/html/joomla <Directory /var/www/html/joomla/> Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/blog.domainhere.info-error.log CustomLog /var/log/httpd/blog.domainhere.info-access.log combined </VirtualHost>
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
firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https firewall-cmd --reload
Now open the URL from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the Joomla installation.
blog.domainhere.infowith 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.