Installing Joomla 1.5.6 On A Lighttpd Web Server (Debian Etch) - Page 2

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Now we enable Joomla's FTP layer and fill in our FTP user (web1_admin) and its password. Leave the FTP Root Path field empty and click on the Autofind FTP Path button:

The installer will then fill in that field for you:

Click on Verify FTP Settings to make sure that the settings are correct; click on Next afterwards:

Fill in a name for your site and the email address of the admin user plus a password for that user. The admin user will later be able to log in to Joomla's backend.

Scroll down and click on Install Sample Data to install a default Joomla site with which you can start developing your own Joomla site:

Click on Next after the sample data has been successfuly installed; you should see the final page of the installation wizard. It tells us to delete the installation directory...

... which we do as follows:

cd /var/www/web1/web
rm -fr installation/

In addition to that we change the ownership of the Joomla configuration file configuration.php to web1_admin and web1 and make the cache directory world-writable:

chown web1_admin:web1 configuration.php
chmod 777 cache

Now you can log in to the administration interface ( with the user name admin and its password:

Go to Global Configuration and fill in your FTP login (remember, configuration.php is now owned by web1_admin, not www-data)...

... then scroll to the right where it says SEO Settings and set all three settings (even the one for Apache mod_rewrite!) to yes. Click on Save or Apply afterwards:

Joomla should then display the message that the settings have been updated:

You can now go to the main site ( and browse it. The links should have search-engine friendly URLs. Click on some internal links - if all goes well, the pages should display without errors.


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