Joomla is a very popular CMS (Content Management System). Creating a site with joomla, it’s very useful to create the site in localhost and then upload it to the server. Because, joomla needs more net speed to work smoothly.
After creating your site with joomla, now it’s time to upload your site to the server from localhost. But doing this job manually is very tuff. You need to suffer a lot managing your site configuration when doing manully. So we need something that will do this job with a few mouse click. Well, joomla pack does the job for you.
Download joomla pack and kickstart file from here. Joomla pck is a joomla component. You need to install the joomla pack like other component. You can do this job by the joomla’s install/uninstall feature.
Now, lets go to pack your joomla site. Create a folder named backup or joomla pack or as you wish. We will store the pack in this folder. Now go to Components > JoomlaPack from your admin panel. There are two mode here. One is Expert Mode and other is Easy Mode. We will work on Easy Mode. Now click Backup Now. Joomla Pack will start to backup your site.
After some minutes, joomla pack will provide you a archive that contents your whole site backup with database and your files also. So we got the backup. Now it’s time to work in the server. Upload your backup file to the server. If it is the main site, upload it in the server root. Then upload the kickstart.php file to the same directory, run the file and follow the instruction. Then you are done
9 thoughts on “Importing joomla from localhost to server”
I did all you said and was ok..But 🙂 when I go to “Please click here to open JoomlaPack Installer restore script in a new window.” and it said “Unable to connect to MySQL Database”..what should I do?? In host name I put localhost in user root and in password root database name joomla
what is the size of your pack after backup? Does this matches against your localhost site size? I mean, if your site size 20 MB, your packed size is around of it?
No, I have unlimited size and my backup is 32..But I am not sure am I doing correct procedure..I just click on back up now and only upload the backup file (.jpa) and kickstart to my host…Do I need to create database or jomlapack has done this for me :)…I don’t know what username and password to put, what name of MYSql base to pu etc…where from do I need to get this parametres..thanks for helping me 🙂
Please download this JoomlaPackNativeTool and check your *.jpa file. You can extract your *.jpa file with this. Then watch the files. Here should be the same files as in your joomla directory. If you see any missing file/directory here, then possibly u made any mistake when backing up. ReCheck everything. It might help you 🙂
I am very new, i did every thing till the last stage
(run the file and follow the instruction. Then you are done) Please what do you mean by this statement
When you will run the file, the script will produce some events like giving the username, password etc. Follow them and joomla will be installed in your server.
i used akeeba backup ank kickstart.php.
at localhost(my home computer every thing works great) but to upload
and extract on the server it is tedious and not feasible at all.
any other option is also helpful
i did as described and i was hopeful,but when i run the script it says “invalid ajax data.”.
would you help solve this ?
your help is appreciated?
thank you !!!
I used it long ago and now I totally don’t use joomla. So, sorry, I can’t help you 🙁
at first create database on live server, then change then edit configuration.php as per need. now upload