Need help installing Joomla?
Read Getting Started with Joomla! for a quick introduction or visit the Joomla! 3 Installation forum with any questions you have.
Visit the General Questions Forum for Joomla! 3 if you have other questions about Joomla.

Yes you can.
Download the version of Joomla! that you want to use, unpack the files locally and then upload them to your account directly using FTP.
You’ll also want to create a database with a username and password.
When you’re done, visit the front end of your site, and you will see the installer page and you can begin the installation process.
Click here to read detailed installation instructions for Joomla! 3.

You can find hosting companies that provide Joomla! hosting all over the world. But The Joomla! Project is supported financially by the following hosting companies that provide specialised Joomla! web hosting:

  • SiteGround: preferred provider, provides the demo.joomla.org and joomla.com services
  • Bluehost: sponsor
  • CloudAccess
  • Rochen: provides hosting for the Joomla! family websites
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You can easily download and install language packages for your Joomla! site.
Browse the accredited Joomla! language packages, and incorporate the languages that you need.

There are more than 8,000 extensions available in the Joomla! community ready for you to download.
Visit the Joomla! Extensions Directory to get help unlocking Joomla's extended features.

The first step in any migration process is planning.
Joomla! 2.5 core extensions will upgrade with a "one-click update". All third party extensions including templates need to be addressed individually.
We provide resources available to help with your migration planning.

You can find legacy versions of Joomla! here.

The MD5 and SHA1 signatures, also known as checksums, are like fingerprints. These signatures can be used to validate the integrity of a downloaded file and help you to ensure that it has not been altered in any way.