How to Install Joomla on Rocky Linux 8

Install Joomla on Rocky Linux 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Joomla on Rocky Linux 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Joomla is a free and open-source platform Content Management System (CMS) written in PHP used for creating different types of websites including blogs, eCommerce storefronts, and marketing sites.

Install Joomla on Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Rocky Linux server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf upgrade

Step 2. Install LAMP stack on Rocky Linux.

It is assumed that you have already installed the LAMP stack on Rocky Linux 8. If not, please check out the following tutorial:

Step 3. Install Joomla.

Installing Bitwarden on your Rocky Linux system is straightforward, download the latest Joomla archive file from the official site using the below wget command:

wget -O

Next, unzip the file:

sudo unzip -d /var/www/html/joomla

Then, set proper permissions and ownership to the Joomla directory:

sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/joomla/
sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www/html/joomla/

Step 4. Create a Database for Joomla.

Joomla uses the MariaDB database to store all its data like posts, pages, users, plugins, and themes settings. Log in to your MariaDB server with the following command and enter your MariaDB root password:

mysql -u root -p

Once you’re in the MariaDB console, create a new database:

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON joomla_db.* TO 'joomla'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-password';

Step 5. Configure Apache.

We need to configure Apache to host Joomla. Now create a configuration file with an Alias to Joomla directory:

sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/joomla.conf

Paste the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
   ServerAdmin [email protected]
   DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/joomla"
   ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/your-domain-error_log"
   CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/your-domain-access_log" combined

<Directory "/var/www/html/joomla">
   DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
   Options FollowSymLinks
   AllowOverride All
   Require all granted

Save and exit. Then restart the Apache HTTP webserver to apply the changes made:

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Step 6. Configure Firewall.

To allow external users to access Joomla from your server, you need to open the webserver port 80:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=80/tcp --zone=public --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 7. Access Joomla Website.

Now, Joomla is installed and configured on your server. You can now access the Joomla website using the URL

That’s all you need to do to install Joomla on Rocky Linux 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the Joomla content management system (CMS), please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.