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Flexible and security-focused content management system.

Joomla is an advanced CMS (content management system) used to facilitate the easy creation and ongoing maintenance of dynamic websites. Comparable in some respects to other web applications like Drupal and WordPress, Joomla also has advanced features that resemble web-development frameworks like Ruby On Rails and Django. Deployed on top of the industry standard LAMP Stack, Joomla is designed to be both easy to use and manage from the end user’s perspective and easy to administer and host.

Deploying the Joomla Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Linode using the Linode Cloud Manager.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Compute Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.
  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.
  3. Fill out all required Options for the selected app as well as any desired Advanced Options (which are optional). See the Configuration Options section for details.
  4. Complete the rest of the form as discussed within the Getting Started > Create a Linode.
  5. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Linode has provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the Linode is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail. To determine if the installation has completed, open the Linode’s Lish console and wait for the system login prompt to appear.
  6. Follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section.

Software installation should complete within 5-10 minutes after the Linode has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Recommended minimum plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

Joomla Options

Here are the additional options available for this Marketplace App:

Admin Email for the ServerThis email is require to generate the SSL certificates. Required
MySQL root passwordThe password for the root MySQL user. Required.
MySQL User Password The password for the joomla MySQL user. Required.
Your Linode API TokenYour Linode API Token is needed to create DNS records. If this is provided along with the subdomain and domain fields, the installation attempts to create DNS records via the Linode API. If you don’t have a token, but you want the installation to create DNS records, you must create one before continuing.
SubdomainThe subdomain you wish the installer to create a DNS record for during setup. The suggestion given is www. The subdomain should only be provided if you also provide a domain and API Token
DomainThe domain name where you wish to host your Wazuh instance. The installer creates a DNS record for this domain during setup if you provide this field along with your API Token.
The limited sudo user to be created for the LinodeThis is the limited user account to be created for the Linode. This account has sudo user privileges.
The password for the limited sudo userSet a password for the limited sudo user. The password must meet the complexity strength validation requirements for a strong password. This password can be used to perform any action on your server, similar to root, so make it long, complex, and unique.
The SSH Public Key that will be used to access the LinodeIf you wish to access SSH via Public Key (recommended) rather than by password, enter the public key here.
Disable root access over SSH?Select Yes to block the root account from logging into the server via SSH. Select No to allow the root account to login via SSH.

General Options

For advice on filling out the remaining options on the Create a Linode form, see Getting Started > Create a Linode. That said, some options may be limited or recommended based on this Marketplace App:

  • Supported distributions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Recommended plan: All plan types and sizes can be used, though a minimum of a 8GB Instance is recommended for production.

Getting Started after Deployment

Accessing the Joomla Site

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the custom domain you entered during deployment or your Compute Instance’s rDNS domain (such as You can also use your IPv4 address, though your connection will not be encrypted. See the Managing IP Addresses guide for information on viewing IP addresses and rDNS.

Setting Up Joomla

The first time you access your Joomla site, you are prompted to finish the Joomla installation. Complete each step of the process as described below.

  1. Within the Joomla Installer page that appears, select your language and enter a name for your site. Then click the Setup Login Data button.

  2. Enter the real name for your Joomla Super User account, your desired username and password, and your email address. Then click Setup Database Connection.
  3. Within the Database Configuration page, leave the default values within fields that are already populated. Enter joomla as the username and enter the password you created in the MySQL User Password field during deployment. Then, click the Install Joomla button.
  4. Joomla now checks the database connection and finishes the installation. Provided everything is successful, you should see a message indicating that the site is ready. To continue, click Open Site to view your Joomla site or select Open Administrator to view the site’s admin panel.

Accessing the Joomla Admin Dashboard

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the URL mentioned within the Accessing the Joomla Site section, appending administrator to the URL: http://[domain]/administrator.
  2. You are prompted to enter the Super User username and password you created when setting up Joomla for the first time. Click Log in once finished.

  3. After logging in, the admin dashboard appears. From here, you can manage your site. This includes creating content, new users, adjusting the the templates, and much more. Check out the official Joomla documentation to learn how to further utilize your Joomla instance.

The Joomla Marketplace App was built by Linode. For support regarding app deployment, contact Linode Support via the information listed in the sidebar. For support regarding the tool or software itself, visit the Joomla Forum.