Chapter 3. Configuring Joomla!

Now that Joomla! is installed we can configure it.

3.1. Change ownership of the files

For Joomla! to work the goup ownership of a couple of directories in the DocumentRoot have to be changed to the group "webd". The permissions will also have to change for these directories as well. This is so that Apache can write data in these select areas.


Make sure that you are in the DocumentRoot directory before doing this. This is the directory that you installed the Joomla! source code.

Here are the commands you need to execute to do this.

    # chgrp webd cache media components administrator/backups images/stories
    # chmod 2770 cache media components administrator/backups images/stories