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Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:24 pm

As I wanted to install Joomla on my GoDaddy hosting account I search this forum to find some kind of instructions. The only information I found let me to believe it was quite hard to install Joomla on GoDaddy servers with a lot of issues, but since I already had my domains hosted at GoDaddy I wanted to first try to get a Joomla installation working before making drastic decisions and chance providers.

Eventually I turned out that it was not only easy to install Joomla on a GoDaddy server but it worked very well too.

I wanted to share this information with the Joomla community so I decided to write some kind of manual on how to install Joomla on GoDaddy hosting account.

My main reasons for choosing GoDaddy as my preferred provider are that they very cheap, provide a lot of disk space (cheapest hosting account is 5000MB for only $3.95 per month) and their support is superb! Of cause this is my opinion.

Anyway, the manual is attached to this post, I hope it is helpful and appreciated:

Update, Oct 12. 2006: You need to be logged in to see the attachment!

Alex.

Mod Note: I am making this topic a sticky for now but I suggest you submit your topic to the faqs forum
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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby slyboots » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:54 pm

Fantastic- thanks for this post! I have almost finished work on my local testing server and was just starting to look at potential GoDaddy issues before I uploaded the new site. You have saved me a lot of time.
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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby jimjust1 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:10 pm

EXCELLENT TUT!  Works like a charm! I made several failed attempts on my own... this made it very VERY easy!

Thanks amu0373 for making this available!

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby sherron » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:41 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  This was just what I was looking for.

Great Work!!!!!! ;D

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby voidopolis » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:02 pm

I have 2 joomla sites hosted @ godaddy (their cheap/cheap linux hosting). How is performance for you? I've unfortunately found it to be a bit slow... anyone care you share their experience?

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby jimjust1 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:39 pm

I have experienced the same.  Definately slower than other hosts that I have Joomla and Mambo sites on.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:32 pm

I'm hosting multiple joomla accounts on their cheapest hosting account, and I hosting them also in the same account, because I use also multiple domain names to point to the same hosting account I needed a fixed IP. I noticed some speed increase after the fixed IP was enabled for the hosting account. Anyways GoDaddy is not blazing fast I must admit, but surely acceptable. In my opinion - value for money: yes! You get what you pay for, isn't it.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby tiedyequeen » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:13 pm

Alex,
This is so awesome of you to do this! Thanks!
TDQ

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby manne2004 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:32 pm

I want to unzip the joomla.zip file which contains the full installation of Joomla.

I am hosting with GoDaddy on Linux, but they don't give SSL/Telnet access so I can unzip the file online...
I don't have fast internet access, thus copying the file over as a zip is easier and then unzipping anmd installing from there...

Any help would be great!

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:02 pm

manne2004 wrote:I want to unzip the joomla.zip file which contains the full installation of Joomla.


There's no way of unzipping joomla doning this on a standard hosting account. Your best bet is just to upload the files using a ftp client with the ablity to queue the files so you are sure everything was uploaded succesfully. A good free ftp application I use is SmartFTP availble for download on http://www.smartftp.com.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby liten » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:31 am

I was wondering if these instructions would be applicable to a windows hosting package on GoDaddy or do I have to switch over to their Linux one?

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:42 am

liten wrote:I was wondering if these instructions would be applicable to a windows hosting package on GoDaddy or do I have to switch over to their Linux one?


Windows Hosting plan runs ASP. Joomla needs PHP in order to run so your stuck to Linux. You can easly (and for free) convert your current hosting plan from Windows to Linux from the GoDaddy control panel.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby liten » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:23 am

*bangs head* of course, thanks. Now I'm fighting with the installation wizard (it won't accept my username and password for some reason) but I'll make it...sooner or later  ;D

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby Mobile » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:54 pm

The link to the manual no longer works. Does anyone still have the PDF to share?

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Mon May 01, 2006 9:14 am

Mobile wrote:The link to the manual no longer works. Does anyone still have the PDF to share?


Arghh  >:(, I had the Hosting Plan expire on this domain since I only used it for testing... anyway I edited the original post and added a new share.  ;D

Success!

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby Regirl » Sun May 28, 2006 4:45 pm

The link isn't working again.
Can someone send me a copy of it?

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Sun May 28, 2006 8:50 pm

Regirl wrote:The link isn't working again.
Can someone send me a copy of it?


Uhmmm, obviously GoDaddy has a download limit of 100x and that limit was reached. I re-shared it so you can download it again. Will find a more permanent place before the limit is reached again.

Regards, Alex.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby Tex60 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:24 am

???

I followed this manual up to page 2 ftp'd files to root directory and unable to get the preinstallation check to run?

Please help

I just keep getting a page that says "restricted access"
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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:45 am

This might be caused due to an incomplete upload of the joomla files.

Delete everything (joomla related ofcause  :D) and upload using in reliable ftp client. See posts above.

Success!

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby Tex60 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:48 pm

I'll try it again but I've done that 3 or 4 times using ws-ftp and others

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:19 am

Maybe a silly question but… Can you check the type of hosting you try to install Joomla in the GoDaddy administration pages? Eq. Windows Hosting or Linux Hosting?

Are you using a Evaluation hosting account?

There might be something wrong with other software or previous installations you did on the hosting account. If you do not have data on your hosting account it might be an idea to get rid of everything so you start with a clean sheet… A trick to accomplish this is to change the hosting type to Windows Hosting and then back to Linux Hosting. Be aware: you will loose all information in your hosting account.

Success!

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby soundsticks » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:51 pm

Thanks Alex.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby morvenwestfield » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:24 pm

I have a GoDaddy account and they now have an automated install (for Linux hosting) where you just choose Joomla and it gets automagically downloaded to /joomla

Has anyone tried multiple Joomla sites on GoDaddy? That is, I have this setup:

http://www.mainsite.com
http://www.mainsite.com/site2, domain name http://www.site2.com
http://www.mainsite.com/site3, domain name http://www.site3.com

GoDaddy installed Joomla in http://www.mainsite.com/joomla. I want to use Joomla for http://www.mainsite.com/site2 and http://www.mainsite.com/site3, but these three sites have completely different personalities and will not be sharing users, templates, or content.

Has anyone done anything like that with a GoDaddy account?

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:55 pm

I'm hosting serveral sites in one hosting account and the following is working for me:

I have created a sub-directory named www in the root of my joomla account with the domain names as sub-directories (without the www):

Code: Select all

<root>
  |
  |-- www
    |
    |-- mainsite.com
    |-- site1.com
    |-- site2.com


Then I created a .htaccess file in the root of my GoDaddy account with the following content:

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RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}  mainsite.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/www/mainsite\.com/.*$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$  /www/mainsite\.com/$1
#
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}  site1.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/www/site1\.com/.*$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$  /www/site1\.com/$1
#
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}  site2.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/www/site2\.com/.*$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$  /www/site2\.com/$1
#

<Limit GET POST>
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from all
</Limit>

<Limit PUT DELETE>
order deny,allow
deny from all
</Limit>


At last ftp the Joomla installation files in each sub-directory and install them seperatly. Works like a charm for me!

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby morvenwestfield » Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:51 pm

Wow. Thanks.  I'm really a rank newbie, so forgive this dumb question, but let's say that I set it up like you did:


  |
  |-- www
    |
    |-- mainsite.com
    |-- site1.com
    |-- site2.com

When I want to use the administrator module to work with, say, site 1, how do I invoke it?

Does http://www.site1.com/administrator work?

And are you able to use different templates for each site without any problem?

Morven

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:26 pm

Yup, the installations are completely seperate since the server redirect fakes the URL. The different Joomla sites are not aware of each other at all...

You can access their administartor urls like: http://www.site1.com/administrator/
(!! DON'T FORGET THE SLASH FORWARD AFTER ADMINISTATOR)
This is the only "bug" I have found so far using this method.

What I remember from the installation make sure that during installation the Absolute Path is something like: /home/content/u/s/e/user1/html/www/site1.com
I believe the installation of Joomla screws this up.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby sevenhelmets » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:58 am

The manual seems to be down again  :'(

Any chance of Joomla hosting this ??  Because this is exactly what I think I might need to solve my all day headache of trying to setup Joomla on a Godaddy hosted site.....

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:43 am

sevenhelmets wrote:The manual seems to be down again  :'(


:-[ 

Sorry for all the inconvenience, I've set up a more permanent link now. This should not break down again!  ;D

Success with your installations.

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby sevenhelmets » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:09 am

I hate to be a huge pain in the lower behind, but when I try accessing the pdf its coming back with an error "unrecognised token -1.0711q".  Appears to have been documented in Adobe homepage here http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/322743.html.  If it wouldn't be too much trouble would you be able to upload it one more time please?!!  as per the suggestion solution 2....

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Re: Installation Manual for Joomla! on GoDaddy servers

Postby amu0373 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:10 am

sevenhelmets wrote:I hate to be a huge pain in the lower behind, but when I try accessing the pdf its coming back with an error "unrecognised token -1.0711q".  Appears to have been documented in Adobe homepage here http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/322743.html.  If it wouldn't be too much trouble would you be able to upload it one more time please?!!  as per the suggestion solution 2....


My mistake, forgot to set file type to binary while uploading. Anyway found a new solution (too bad I found this option just now  :-\) it seems to be possible to attach files to a post... so I did. Hope the download problems are gone forever....  8)


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