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Can I use Joomla with my Yahoo Web Hosting plan?

Joomla is a free, open-source content management system. While Joomla is not provided or supported by Yahoo, you are welcome to use Joomla with your Yahoo Web Hosting plan. These instructions should help you get started.

Please note that our servers support up to version 2.5 of Joomla. If you are using an older version of Joomla we recommend upgrading your MySQL from version 4 to 5.
  1. Download the Joomla installer and save it to your computer.

  2. Open the downloaded file with a utility such as WinZip or 7-Zip and save the contents to a folder named joomla.

  3. Upload the joomla folder to your web hosting account via FTP.

  4. If you have not yet done so, set up your database username and password.

  5. Install phpMyAdmin.

  6. Create a new database using phpMyAdmin.

  7. Begin the Joomla installer by going to (replace with your own domain name) in your web browser.

  8. Follow the instructions onscreen to complete installation. A few notes on installation:

    • Enter mysql for the hostname.
    • Your MySQL username and password are the ones you created in step 4 above.
    • Use the name of the database you created in step 6 above.
    • Joomla's FTP connection feature is not compatible with Yahoo Web Hosting at this time.
    • Be sure to click the Install Sample Data button in the Configuration step.
  9. Once installation is complete, you must delete the installation folder, located inside joomla. You can use either FTP or the File Manager to delete it.

You can now go to (again replacing with your actual domain name) and begin configuring Joomla. If you're having trouble getting started, The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla may help.

Please remember that Joomla is not Yahoo software. If you require assistance with this program, please visit the Joomla forums. Yahoo Small Business Customer Support does not provide support for third party software.

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