Joomla is a revolutionary, open source content management system. It allows you to build dynamic websites with e-commerce features, beautiful designs and ease of use. It is fully compatible with popular CMS tools such as Drupal, phpBB and WordPress.
Many of the components are already included in the Joomla system. If there is a feature you want to add, check if it is already included. You can always add your own components but remember that not all Joomla Components can be used together with other software and systems. So check before you proceed to add new components.
Choose your components carefully as there are no other alternative but to go through this kind of process to make sure you have chosen components that are fully compatible with each other. It may be time consuming but it will be well worth it. There are many aspects involved in the installation process.
Some components have an automatic compatibility check that helps you in choosing if a particular component works with another component or not. And you have to set this preference and if you don’t have this information at hand, you can find the compatibility information on the web for that component.
In installing a component, you need to check its version. A component should be compatible with the version of Joomla that you use and also with your system.
Database name is required so that you can login to your system with username and password when you want to add new pages, or update existing pages or delete old pages. You can also add a table or database column to allow users to specify a sub-menu for a particular product or a category.
Another important thing to be taken care of is the module component. Joomla has several modules that can help you improve your website or application. You must check each module that you want to install and check whether the module component is compatible with that particular module that you want to use.
So that you can install your component properly, you have to understand first the type of component that you are using and the kind of components that you need to install on your website. The Joomla components, which are the ones you need to install, will determine the kind of environment you need for your website.
If you use Apache or PHP, you will require proper system installation. If you are using mod_php, you will have to use mod_php instead of Apache for system installation. The types of installations available for Joomla is pst, SFTP, ftp, HTTP, CIFS, NFS, HTTPS, SMTP, FTP, SSH, COM (workstation, server, etc.)
Check all the types of components before you go ahead with the installation process. You have to install all the components to get a fully functional website.
Before you install your components, take a look at your website and see if there are some components that are missing or are not functioning correctly. You should also check whether there are any other components that you want to install on your website. If you find that some components are missing from your website, you have to install them first before you go ahead with the installation process.
Now that you have an idea about the installation process, you will not face any problem to install your Joomla components. The Joomla installation is also user friendly. You just have to install the Joomla module and click “Install”.