Install Joomla on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Linux

Learn the commands to install Joomla CMS on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish Linux to start your blog or website.

On the Internet, after WordPress, Joomla is another popular open-source content management system to start with. The software is often offered for your websites.

It is a widely used CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to create and manage web projects.
Being an open-source project, it is not only free but also constantly being further developed by the community.

The core functions of Joomla can be extended as required by components, modules, and plugins. Generally suitable for websites whose content changes frequently or is constantly being expanded. These are, for example, blogs, shops, or communities.

However, to program CMS pages with Joomla you need knowledge of PHP. You should also be at least somewhat familiar with databases. Whereas, the administration of the site can be taken over by anyone who has basic knowledge of word processing and image editing. Writing and publishing your texts works in just a few steps. Programming skills are not necessary for this.

For Joomla, there are some websites with free templates. These then show your website in an individual design.
Of course, with a little knowledge, you can also create your own Joomla templates. To get started here is the guide to help you install Joomla on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux.

Steps to install Joomla CMS on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux

The installation of PHP-based Joomla is not a difficult task. To follow this tutorial you just need to make sure you have Ubuntu 22.04 Server and access to a user with sudo rights.

1. Update Ubuntu 22.04

First, make sure your Ubuntu server is up to date. This will install all the available latest updates available for the server to get installed.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


2. Install the LAMP Server

To run Joomla up and running, we need the LAMP stack that stands for – Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Well, on Ubuntu we can install all of them using a single command given below.

sudo apt install lamp-server^

Also, install the required PHP extensions:

sudo apt install php php-common libapache2-mod-php php-cli php-fpm php-mysql php-json php-opcache php-gmp php-curl php-intl php-mbstring php-xmlrpc php-gd php-xml php-zip

Also, configure the values for PHP.ini below are suggested values only.

Edit the PHP in the file

sudo nano /etc/php/*/apache2/php.ini

And change the values of the following lines shown below:

memory_limit128M or better
upload_max_filesize – Set minimum to  30M
post_max_size – Set the Minimum to 30M
max_execution_time: Recommended-  30

to save the file use ctrl+O hit the Enter key and then use Ctrl+X to exit.


3. Create Joomla Database

After installing the Lamp server, you will automatically have the MySQL Database on your Server. Now, let’s change the root user password of the Database server and also create one user and database to use with Joomla to store data.

First, secure your MySQL database server by creating a new root password and removing the demo database, users, and limited remote access.

Login to MySQL

sudo mysql

Change the root user password for MySQL to whatever you want, however, don’t forget to replace Mypassword@123 in the given command with the password you want to set.

ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password by 'MyPassword@123';

Run command to secure MySQL installation:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

The script will ask these questions.

Enter the password for user root: type your set password and then press ENTER.
Change the password for root? Press N, then ENTER.
Remove anonymous users? Press Y, then ENTER.
Disallow root login remotely? Press Y, then ENTER.
Remove test database and access to it? Press Y, then ENTER.
Reload privilege tables now? Press Y, then ENTER.


Create Database 

To store the data generated by the Joomla, we need a Database server, here we are using MySQL. So, let’s create a Database for Joomla using the given commands:

Login to MySQL DB server

sudo mysql -u root -p

Note: Use the password to log in that you have created while securing MySQL.

Follow the command to create a new DB. However, don’t forget to replace new_user with whatever name you want to give to your Database user and in the same way- new_db with a name for Database and your_password for the password.

CREATE USER 'new_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON new_db.* TO 'new_user'@'localhost';


4. Download the Joomla release

Just like WordPress, Joomla is also not available to install using the default system repository of Ubuntu 22.04. Hence, we have to manually download it. For that, visit the official download page of Joomla and get the release of this CMS you want to have on your system.

Click on the Download button. Alternatively, you can download it using the ‘wget’ command-line tool.

wget past-link

For example:


Download the Joomla release


5. Install Joomla on Ubuntu 22.04

Once the Joomla setup file is on your system, extract it and move the same to the web root directory of your Apache server.

sudo apt install unzip

Extract and move:

unzip Joomla_* -d /var/www/html/joomla

Set Apache permission for move folder:

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


6. Create Apache virtual host configuration for Joomla

To host multiple websites on the same web server, it is a good idea to create a virtual host configuration file on the Apache webserver. So, we can deliver and control the serving of the website which is Joomla CMS here.

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

Copy-paste the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerAdmin [email protected]
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


Save the file by pressing Crtl+O, after that hit the Enter key, and then to exit the file editor use Ctlr+X.

After that disable the default page:

sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf

Enable your newly created Joomla website 

sudo a2ensite joomla.conf

Enable the required Apache modules

sudo a2enmod rewrite ssl rewrite

Restart the Apache webserver service to apply the changes

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Also, don’t forget to open port 80 if you have an active firewall:

sudo ufw allow 80/tcp


7. Set up Website

Now, open your local browser that can access the server-IP-address or domain pointed to your Ubuntu 22.04 Server where you have installed the Joomla CMS.

For example:


Select the language in which you want to start the installation process.

Setup Joomla Web site

8. Create Super User Account

Create the account by setting up the username and password that you want to use to log in to the Joomla Administrator backend.

Setup Joomla Admin account

After that enter the details of MySQL DB such as Database name, username, and password set for the same.

Conenct database MySQL

Soon, you will have the message that the website is ready to use. To access your default website page click on the “Open Site” button. Whereas, for the “Admin backend” use the “Open Administrator” button.

Opwn Website or Administrator

Default Web page:

Joomla Website

In case, later you want to log in to your Joomla admin backend. Just add administrator at the end of the website URL.

For example:



Install Joomla site on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy


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1 thought on “Install Joomla on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Linux”

  1. Hello, I have installed Joomla following your steps, very good. But when I want to login, it gives me an error in the username or password. I have checked the “configured.php” file and the data is correct. I don’t know where the error is. Can you help me? I am not very experienced in Joomla, or in DDBB. Greetings


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