Quick start package is standard installation of Joomla you can easy make a demo site in some steps.
The following is our tutorial for installing Quick Start package on a localhost server using Joomla 1.7.
STEP 1: Download and extract quickstart installation file
Download the quickstart package you want to use from the our download area. To navigate to the download area please loged in first then go to Membership area then select your template that you wanna download.
Next you need to navigate to the folder that you extracted your package to. I will install it on localhost so i will put it in a folder that follow with url: http://localhost/ot-nitrolight/
STEP 2: Create database
On localhost you can easy create a database for it, open your borwser and broswe to your phpmyadmin and create a database. If you install it on your server then you must create database on your database, You can see an example how to create a database with Cpanel:
cPanel is a widely used graphical administration tool for websites that provides a wizard for creating MySQL databases.
To make a database using the cPanel MySQL Database Wizard:
- Log in to your cPanel
- Click on the MySQL Database Wizard icon.
- Create a name for the database
- Create a username
- Type in a password twice or have the wizard create one
- Click the All Privileges checkbox
You will be prompted for the database name, the username, and password when you install. With cPanel, the database and user names must be proceeded by the cPanel username and an underscore. For example:
- Database: cpanelloginname_databasename
- Username: cpanelloginname_usernam
OK, now you have database name, database user and password.
STEP 4: Installing
Open your url (my is http://localhost/ot-nitrolight) once the page opens it should look something like the image below. Select the language you want to use with your installation and press next.
The next page will give you a sense of your system compatibility. You will need to troubleshoot any of the flagged areas that are unsuitable for a Joomla installation before you continue here. Once you get the all clear ... click next again.
Next in page 3 is the GNU/GPL page .. you need to agree to the terms before continuing.
We are now ready to enter the information into the fourth installation screen.
In the label where it says host name you need to write the name provided by your host for your hosting plan. In most cases this should be localhost but on other server environments this may be different.
In the username and password field enter the details from the previous step. Dont forget to put in the prefix to the database. Next is the database name field - grab the name of the database and put it in that field - when ready press next.
The next page is where you configure the ftp settings for the site. The ftp layer was brought into J1.7 as way of helping out with file permissions in some server configurations. Using it is optional and can be initiated later on when using your site. So you can either fill out the details and click next or simply click next.
The next page is the sample data page and when using the quick start packages its really very important to install the sample data. Fill out the site name, email, admin name and password and then scroll down to the utton that says "Install sample Data" and click it. You should get a success message shortly afterwards which means all of the content from the demo site has been loaded into the database.
After clicking next you should reach the final page that tells you that you have successfully installed the package. You need remove installation folder, click that button.
Once you have done that you should successfully be able to navigate to the front end of your site and see the template set up exactly the same way as the demo site.
You are now free to edit, change and add to the site to personalise it and start to market your Joomla web presence. Good Luck.