Help:Install:Quick Install Joomla

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After you install OpenLiteSpeed, follow the instructions below to get your Joomla site working.

Install PHP modules

The easiest way to install PHP for OpenLiteSpeed is through our CentOS repository. If the LiteSpeed Repository was not installed and enabled during the web server installation, follow this guide to install and enable the LiteSpeed Repository.

Use the following command to install PHP with the modules required:

yum install lsphp55 lsphp55-common lsphp55-gd lsphp55-process lsphp55-mbstring lsphp55-mysql lsphp55-xml
Note: There are four versions of LSPHP (lsphp53, lsphp54, lsphp55, lsphp56) available.

Direct LSWS to the location of the installed PHP. (In this example, PHP 5.5 is installed by default in /usr/local/lsws/lsphp55/bin/lsphp. Change the value of the WebAdmin console > External App > your external application > Command setting to reflect that.)

If you are not using RedHat or CentOS, or you prefer to build PHP by yourself, see our instructions for building PHP for Joomla here.

Set up Joomla on a vhost

(Here we use the default virtual host "Example".)

Go to the WebAdmin Console > Configuration > Virtual Hosts > Example > General > Index Files.

Add "index.php".

Download Joomla

Put Joomla in the the virtual host document root /usr/local/lsws/DEFAULT/html (This puts all the files in the right directory for running Joomla on the virtual host "Example".)
cd /usr/local/lsws/DEFAULT/html/
wget https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/releases/download/3.3.6/Joomla_3.3.6-Stable-Full_Package.zip
mkdir joomla
cd joomla
unzip ../Joomla_3.3.6-Stable-Full_Package.zip

Grant the web server user write permission to create config.php during installation

chown nobody .

Configure PHP for Joomla (for PHP 5.3 and below)

In PHP 5.3 and below, magic quotes are turned on by default. Joomla, however, requires that magic quotes be disabled. To do so, you will have to configure the php.ini file in /usr/local/lsws/lsphp5/lib/
If you don't have a php.ini file in this location, you can just copy the php.ini-production file from /usr/local/lsws/phpbuild/php-5.3.24 to this location and rename it "php.ini".
php.ini-production's setting should be compatible with Joomla. If you want to reconfigure the settings, the important ones for Joomla are:
output_buffering = Off
magic_quotes_gpc = Off

Make a database for Joomla

First, install MySQL:
yum install mysql mysql-server
Then, even though it's not official Joomla material, a good example can be found on the WordPress site: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Using_the_MySQL_Client

Add the following rewrite rule in to your virtual host to make Joomla work

Go to the WebAdmin Console > Virtual Hosts > Example > Rewrite.
Enable Rewrite > Yes.
Rewrite Rules >
Note: These rewrite rules are taken from the Joomla documentation. Any questions about them are probably best directed towards Joomla forums.
## Begin - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits.
# If you experience problems on your site block out the operations listed below
# This attempts to block the most common type of exploit `attempts` to Joomla!
#
# Block out any script trying to base64_encode data within the URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode[^(]*\([^)]*\) [OR]
# Block out any script that includes a <script> tag in URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^s]*s)+cript.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
# Block out any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
# Block out any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
# Return 403 Forbidden header and show the content of the root homepage
RewriteRule .* index.php [F]
#
## End - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits.

## Begin - Custom redirects
#
# If you need to redirect some pages, or set a canonical non-www to
# www redirect (or vice versa), place that code here. Ensure those
# redirects use the correct RewriteRule syntax and the [R=301,L] flags.
#
## End - Custom redirects

RewriteBase /joomla

## Begin - Joomla! core SEF Section.
#
RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
#
# If the requested path and file is not /index.php and the request
# has not already been internally rewritten to the index.php script
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php
# and the request is for something within the component folder,
# or for the site root, or for an extensionless URL, or the
# requested URL ends with one of the listed extensions
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /component/|(/[^.]*|\.(php|html?|feed|pdf|vcf|raw))$ [NC]
# and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical file
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
# and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical folder
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
# internally rewrite the request to the index.php script
RewriteRule .* /joomla/index.php [L]
#
## End - Joomla! core SEF Section.

Graceful restart

So the changes will take effect (Actions > Graceful Restart).

Run the installation script

Point your browser to http://server_ip:8088/joomla