Joomla is a popular and powerful content management system (CMS) that allows you to build and manage websites with ease. The latest version, Joomla 4, comes with numerous improvements and new features. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing Joomla 4 on Ubuntu 22 with PHP 8.

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Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Ubuntu 22 installed on your system.
  • PHP 8 installed and configured.
  • A web server (such as Apache or Nginx) installed and running.


Now, let's proceed with the installation steps:


Step 1: Download Joomla 4

Visit the official Joomla website ( and download the latest stable release of Joomla 4. You can choose either the Full Package or the Update Package, depending on your requirements. Save the downloaded file to a directory of your choice.


Step 2: Extract the Joomla Files

Open a terminal and navigate to the directory where you saved the downloaded Joomla file. Use the following command to extract the files:

tar -xvf Joomla_4.x.x-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz

Replace "Joomla_4.x.x-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz" with the actual filename of the Joomla package you downloaded.


Step 3: Move Joomla Files to Web Server Root

Next, you need to move the extracted Joomla files to your web server's document root directory. For example, if you are using Apache, the document root is typically located at `/var/www/html/`. Use the following command to move the files:

sudo mv Joomla_4.x.x-Stable-Full_Package/* /var/www/html/

Again, replace "Joomla_4.x.x-Stable-Full_Package" with the actual directory name based on the Joomla package you downloaded.


Step 4: Set Permissions

To ensure Joomla has the necessary permissions to function properly, set the appropriate ownership and permissions for the Joomla files and directories. Run the following commands:

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


Step 5: Create a MySQL Database

Joomla requires a MySQL database to store its data. Use the following commands to log in to the MySQL server and create a new database:

sudo mysql -u root -p

Enter your MySQL root password when prompted. Once you are in the MySQL prompt, create a new database:


Replace "joomla" with the desired name for your Joomla database.


Step 6: Configure Joomla

Open a web browser and enter your server's IP address or domain name in the address bar. You will be redirected to the Joomla installation page. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure Joomla.

During the installation process, you will need to provide the following information:

- Site Name: Enter a name for your Joomla website.
- Site Description: Optionally, provide a brief description.
- Database Type: Select "MySQLi".
- Host Name: Enter "localhost".
- Username: Enter your MySQL database username (e.g., "root").
- Password: Enter your MySQL database password.
- Database Name: Enter the name of the Joomla database you created earlier.
- Table Prefix: Optionally, specify a table prefix or leave it as default.
- Admin Email: Enter your email address.
- Admin Username: Set a username for the Joomla administrator.
- Admin Password: Set a strong password for the Joomla administrator.
- Install Sample Data: Select "None" for a fresh installation.


Step 7: Complete the Installation

After providing the necessary information, click on the "Install" button to begin the installation process. Once the installation is complete, you will see a success message.


Step 8: Remove the Installation Folder

For security reasons, it is essential to remove the Joomla installation folder. Open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo rm -rf /var/www/html/installation/

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Joomla 4 on Ubuntu 22 with PHP 8. You can now access your Joomla website by entering your server's IP address or domain name in a web browser.


In conclusion, installing Joomla 4 on Ubuntu 22 with PHP 8 is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can quickly set up a powerful CMS and start building your website using Joomla's robust features and functionalities.