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Setting Up Joomla 5 on ServerStadium


Joomla 5, a powerful and versatile content management system, is perfect for creating and managing sophisticated websites. Hosting Joomla 5 on ServerStadium’s infrastructure (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) provides a stable and scalable platform for your website needs.

Setting Up Joomla 5 on ServerStadium


  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers).
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server administration and web hosting.

Step 1: Select and Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Choose a Server: Select a ServerStadium VM or dedicated server based on your website’s requirements.
  2. Server Setup:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install LAMP Stack

  1. Install Apache:

    sudo apt install apache2

  2. Install MySQL/MariaDB:

    sudo apt install mariadb-server
    sudo mysql_secure_installation

  3. Install PHP and Extensions:

    sudo apt install php php-cli php-mysql php-gd php-xml php-mbstring php-json php-curl

Step 3: Install and Configure Joomla 5

  1. Download Joomla 5:

    wget <a href="" target="_new" rel="noopener">h</a>ttps://
    tar -xzvf Joomla_5-0-1-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz -C /var/www/html/joomla

  2. Set Permissions and Ownership:

    sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/joomla
    sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/joomla

Step 4: Create a Database for Joomla 5

  1. Database Setup:

    sudo mysql -u root -p
    CREATE DATABASE joomla5_db;
    GRANT ALL ON joomla5_db.* TO 'joomla5_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

Step 5: Configure Apache for Joomla 5

  1. Create Apache Virtual Host:

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/joomla.conf

    Add the following virtual host entry:

    <VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/joomla

    <Directory /var/www/html/joomla/>
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    Replace with your actual domain name.
  2. Enable the Site and Restart Apache:

    sudo a2ensite joomla.conf
    sudo systemctl restart apache2


Step 6: Complete Joomla 5 Installation

  1. Access Joomla Setup:

    Navigate to and follow the Joomla installation wizard.


Your Joomla 5 site is now set up on your ServerStadium server, providing a robust platform for web development. For additional support, visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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