Dreamhost has a one-click install function. It is easy to install a new program. Now I will go through the Joomla! 1.5 installation.
In the Web Panel of Dreamhost, choose googies > One-Click Install
Choose the Joomla! 1.5 and site/directory to be installed, and also give the name of database.
Later, I receive an email tell the steps of installation. I added some screenshot on it to make it vivid.
Now visit the site to finish your installation with these settings:
1 : Language
select ‘en-GB – English (United Kingdom)’ and click Next
2 : Pre-installation Check
3 : License
4 : Database
Database Type: mysql
Host Name: mysql.yourdomain.com
User Name: usename
Database Name: yourdatabase
5 : FTP Configuration
6 : Configuration
scroll down to ‘Load Sample Data, Restore, or Migrate Backed Up Content’
This is a brand new installation, so select ‘Install Default Sample Data’
click ‘Install Sample Data’
Site Name: (the name of your site)
Your E-mail: (admin email)
Admin Password: (pick a password)
Confirm Admin Password: (re-type password again)
7 : Finish
You’re almost done! FTP to your site and remove the “installation”
directory. Then click the link at the top for “Admin”
and log in as “admin” with the password you just set.
Before go to the Administration part of site, the Installation folder should be removed first.
Finally, let me see the site screen of the brand new install of Joomla! 1.5
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