Joomla setup apache server CTF lab

How to setup Joomla Apache webserver for CTF lab

Joomla is an open-source platform on which Web sites and applications can be created. It is a content management system (CMS) which connects your site to a MySQLi, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database in order to make content management and delivery easier on both the site manager and visitor Joomla setup apache

The First Step is to Download Joomla latest version from official link here

joomla setup apache

2. Download Joomla our Linux server with wget command

sudo wget
Download with wget command

3. installing apache webserver and maria database server and PHP

sudo apt install unzip apache2 mariadb-server php
installing apache server

4. Extract Joomla zip file with unzip and (-d destination our apache web directory)

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

5. Changing permission and ownership ship the directory recursively means our Joomla directory inside all file

sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/
changing permission

6. Creating a new database for Joomla

sudo mysql -u root -p
login with mysql

database name here

create database joomla;

database username and password

create user 'joom'@'localhost' identified by 'password';

granting permission user

grant all on joomla.* to 'joom'@'localhost' identified by 'password' with grant option;

Flush all privileges

flush privileges;
Creating a new database

7. Install PHP important modules Joomla requirement

sudo apt-get install php-cli php-common php-mbstring php-gd php-intl php-xml php-mysql php-zip php-curl php-xmlrpc libapache2-mod-php
install php modules

7. remove default apache web server file

sudo rm /var/www/html/index.html
remove default apache file

8. And finally, restart our apache2 webserver

sudo service apache2 restart
apache2 service restart

Setup Joomla Website

9. Open you’re any web browser and type your IP address in the URL bar and fil our site name and Description email, username, password and click Next button

joomla setup apache

10. Configure our database server database username, and password and database name and click next button

joomla setup apache

11. This is the last step check your all configuration and click Install button

joomla setup apache

Finally, you see Joomla setup is complete install

joomla setup apache

checking our website is run properly our server this URL Http://<our IP address>

joomla setup apache

login with our Joomla administrator account this URL Http://<our IP address>administrator

joomla setup apache

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