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Joomla Localhost to Server: Website Deployment

This is a beginner's tutorial on how to finalize your Joomla web development in XAMPP localhost, and then deploy it to your web hosting server using either a domain or a sub-domain.

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  1. Joomla Localhost to Server: Website Deployment
  2. Add a domain or sub-domain where Joomla will be hosted
By: Codex-M
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November 02, 2010

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The first section of this article deals with the final preparations and adjustments to your localhost Joomla website. If you have already done this and just need to know the steps involved in uploading/deploying Joomla from your localhost to your web hosting server, then you can skip the “Correct content appearing on your website” section and go to the next section (“Add a domain or sub-domain where Joomla will be hosted”).

This is a two-part tutorial. The first part will discuss website preparations and importing the Joomla MySQL local host database to the hosting server. The second part will discuss the uploading procedures and configuring the website to work on the live website server.

It also includes checking procedures to make sure that the website will function normally, as it did on the XAMPP local host.

Correct content appearing on your website

Some web developers forgot to remove some of the Joomla default content when they upload the website to their web server. And of course, this does not look good, particularly if users will be visiting your website. To make sure you have the correct content appearing on your website:

1. Log in as Joomla administrator. (e.g. http://localhost/joomla/administrator).

2. Click “Article Manager.”

3. Click “New” to add a new article containing the correct website content.

4. Enter the title of your article.

5. Enter the “alias” of your article. This will be used to generate an SEO-friendly URL.

6. Type content.

7. Select the appropriate “section” (e.g. “News”).

8. You can promote that content on your front page by selecting “Yes” under “Front page.”

9. Expand “Parameters (Advanced).” Change the following parameters to “Hide.”

  • Article rating
  • Author name
  • Created Date and Time
  • Modified Data and Time
  • PDF Icon
  • Print Icon
  • E-mail icon

This will make your content appear clean by removing unnecessary details. You can retain those parameters if you like.

10. To publish the content, click “Apply,” and then click “Save.”

You have published a single item of original content; now repeat the above steps (2 to 10) if you would like to add more content to your Joomla website.

11. Go to “Article manager.” Remove all of the Joomla-related content (default Joomla content). You can select them and then click “Trash.” All content appearing in “Article Manager” should only be your website's original content.

12. You need to empty the trash. Go to Content == Article Trash.



 
 
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