How to install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 5 – Unzip 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 5 – Unzip Joomla 1.7 on your Dreamhost File Server

  1. If you are using windows, use putty.  If you are using MAC use your terminal manager
  2. Open up your web browser – search for putty and download
  3. Open up terminal session and telnet into your domain name
  4. Type:
      • cd <into your domain name directory>
      • unzip <your Joomla zip file>
      • ls
  5. See all the files there that are required to install Joomla 1.7

Next to Chapter 6.  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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