How to install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 2 – Login to WebFTP and Upload Joomla 1.7

by Elaine on December 12, 2011

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Dreamhost is a great Webhosting provider.   Most of my websites are hosted by them.   If you decide to purchase Dreamhost and Install Joomla 1.7, the One Click Installs only Install the Joomla 1.5.  So if you need to Install Joomla 1.7 or any later versions, you will need to do it manually.  I’ve created several tutorials on how to install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost.  This is my first time creating a video to demonstrate.   I hope this is more beneficial to you.

Since I get bored watching a super long video on how to do something, I created several chapters for this exercise.  How to Install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost contains 7 chapters:

If you want to install Joomla 1.7 on your dreamhost Webhosting server, below are instructions on how to do this.  You can follow along in the video tutorial.

Chapter 2 – Login to WebFTP and Upload Joomla 1.7

  1. Open up web browser and go to
  2. Login to your WebFTP account.  If you don’t know your password, login to your dreamhost account and click on ‘Manage Users’, where you can edit/change password of your account.
  3. Change directory into your Domain directory
  4. Click on ‘Upload’, ‘From Computer’
  5. Select the ZIP file you downloaded in Chapter 1
  6. Click on ‘Send’
  7. Close and Logoff

Next is Chapter 3.  If you have any questions, let me know!




Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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