How to Install Joomla 1.5 through Cpanel

Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems. Joomla is an effective tool which is supported a large community of contributors and developers.

Joomla 1.5 has a flexible article manager that contains all the tools you need to publish your entry. Administrator can configure whether they want to show unauthorized links, show article title, have linkable titles, and show intro text. You can choose whether to show the section name, or category title. Joomla 1.5 allows you to create a simple image gallery with the media managers. Joomla administrators can use the media manager to offer downloads to their visitors. You can also use the media manager to upload an image and insert it into the article.  After the image is uploaded, you can fill in the image description, image title, and set the alignment of the image. Folders can be created inside the media manager to organize the images. Joomla 1.5 includes the newsflash module which allows you add a short text such as jokes, quotes and etc on your web page. The text can be displayed randomly on your webpage. Joomla 1.5 users can also create a custom HTML module. Joomla 1.5 can be installed through Fantastico in Cpanel.

If you want to install Joomla 1.5 through cPanel, follow the instructions below:


1.  On the homepage of your cPanel, click on the Fantastico icon. This will take you to the home page of Fantastico.


2.  Click on Joomla 1.5 in the Content Management section on the left Navigation bar.

Navigation bar

3.  Click on New Installation.

New Installation

4.  Select the domain on which you want to install Joomla 1.5 from the Install on domain drop down menu

5.  If you want to install Joomla 1.5 in the root directory of the domain, leave the Install in directory text box empty. If you want to install Joomla 1.5 in a directory, enter the directory name. This directory should not be existed. It will be automatically created.

Install Joomla

6.  Enter a username in the Administrator-username text box. You need this to enter the Joomla 1.5 administration area.

username text box

7.  Enter a password in the Password text box. You need this to enter the Joomla 1.5 administration area.

Password text box

8. Enter the site’s contact email address in the Admin e-mail text box. All Joomla 1.5 notifications will be sent to this email address.

Email address

9. Enter your full name in the Admin full name text box.

Admin full name text box

10. Enter the name of your website in the Site name text box.

Site name text box

11. When you are done, click the Install Joomla 1.5 button.

Install Joomla

12. Click the Finish Installation button.

Installation button

13. Joomla 1.5 is now successfully installed.

If you follow the guidelines above, you will be able to install Joomla v1.5 on your site through Fantastico in Cpanel.

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About the Author: Justin Belden is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 15 years' experience. He is also an Avid member of the Design/Development community and a Serial Blogger who loves to help people by sharing interesting and informative tips and trick related to computer and technology.

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