How to install Joomla on your Temporary URL

If your domain is not pointing to your web hosting server and you would like to install and test Joomla, you can still check it using the temporary URL.

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We will consider that your are using Linux hosting and you have cPanel.

Installing Joomla:

[1] Install Joomla in your web hosting account using auto installer (i.e. Fantastico or Softaculous). Most of the hosting providers offer auto installer within their cPanel.

[2] After installation, go to your cPanel File Manager to edit the Joomla configuration file (configuration.php) present in the root directory of your Joomla installation. You will need to make the following changes:

Change the following:
public $live_site = ”;

To:
public $live_site = ‘http://Your_server_IP/~cpaneluser’;

After making the above changes in your configuration.php file, Joomla should function normally using temporary URL.

Please note that you will need to edit this file again once you point your domain to your hosting server. You just need to set blank value for $live_site variable in your configuration.php file as follow:

public $live_site = ”;

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