How to install Bitnami Joomla on CentOS?

Bitnami Joomla stack contains package of applications or components to create a complete platform to run Joomla application. It is a one-click installation for Joomla.

Through this article we are going to discuss the steps required to install Bitnami Joomla on CentOS using Bitnami Joomla Stack installer.

Step 1. Go to Bitnami website, and download Bitnami Joomla Stack; suitable for your Operating System. For CentOS system, I have selected “Win / Mac / Linux” environment and downloaded “bitnami-joomla-3.9.18-0-linux-x64-installer.run” installer.

Step 2. Open the Terminal window. By using below command from the shell prompt; change the file access permission of the downloaded installer to allow the user to execute the installer;

[malin@localhost]$ chmod a+x bitnami-joomla-3.9.18-0-linux-x64-installer.run

Step 3. We must have to run this installer in root / administrative mode; otherwise, we will see below core dump error;

Floating point exception (core dumped)

Step 4. So, run this installer using root user privileges, by using su command;

[malin@localhost]$ su
Password:

Step 5. During the installation, the installer will prompt the user to take inputs; based on the given inputs, the installer will install required components to run Joomla in CentOS. Here are the steps shown during the installation;

[root@localhost]# ./bitnami-joomla-3.9.18-0-linux-x64-installer.run 
Language Selection

Please select the installation language
[1] English - English
[2] Spanish - Español
[3] Brazilian Portuguese - Português Brasileiro
[4] Simplified Chinese - 简体中文
[5] Hebrew - עברית
[6] German - Deutsch
[7] Romanian - Română
[8] Russian - Русский
Please choose an option [1] : 1
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Welcome to the Bitnami Joomla! Stack Setup Wizard.

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Select the components you want to install; clear the components you do not want 
to install. Click Next when you are ready to continue.

Joomla! : Y (Cannot be edited)

Sample data for Joomla (English) [Y/n] :Y

PhpMyAdmin [Y/n] :Y

Is the selection above correct? [Y/n]: Y

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Installation folder

Please, choose a folder to install Bitnami Joomla! Stack

Select a folder [/opt/joomla-3.9.18-0]: 

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Create Admin account

Bitnami Joomla! Stack admin user creation

Your real name [User Name]: malin

Email Address [user@example.com]: malin@********.com

Login [user]: malin

Password :
Please confirm your password :
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Joomla!

Please configure Joomla! installation

Site name [malin's Site!]: Sample Website

Do you want to configure mail support? [y/N]: N

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Setup is now ready to begin installing Bitnami Joomla! Stack on your computer.

Do you want to continue? [Y/n]: Y

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Please wait while Setup installs Bitnami Joomla! Stack on your computer.

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Setup has finished installing Bitnami Joomla! Stack on your computer.

Launch Bitnami Joomla! Stack [Y/n]: Y

[root@localhost]#

Step 6. Once the installation is done, open the web-browser and type localhost in the Address. You will see Bitnami Stack page; from where you can access installed Applications.

From this page, we can access Joomla & other installed components.

Note: If you are not seeing this page means; the necessary services are not started. Go to next step to start the services.

Bitnami Joomla Stack - Joomla is now installed
Bitnami Joomla Stack – Joomla is now installed

Step 7. Bitnami Stack, installs useful control scripts; to manage the necessary services to run the Joomla application. We can find the scripts in the location where we install Joomla. In our case, it was installed in the path /opt/joomla-3.9.18-0/, and the control script name is ctlscript.sh. It takes arguments; start, status and restart to manage the services.

From above step, if you do not see a Bitnami Joomla Stack page, after the installation; you need to type the below command to start the services.

[root@localhost]# /opt/joomla-3.9.18-0/ctlscript.sh start
/opt/joomla-3.9.18-0/mysql/scripts/ctl.sh : mysql  started at port 3306
Syntax OK
/opt/joomla-3.9.18-0/apache2/scripts/ctl.sh : httpd started at port 80
[root@localhost malin]#

Step 8. If installation is successful; you will be able to access the Joomla site; by clicking on the “About Joomla site!” link or by entering the URL http://localhost/joomla, in the web-browser.

By using Bitnami Joomla Stack installer, we can easily install the Joomla in the Server, Cloud, Containers, Virtual Machines or even in our local computer.

Enjoy the reading and do not forget to give your feedback, in below Comments section.

// Malin

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