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Step 1 of the installation deals with the configuration of the MySQL database.

Figure 8: Installation Step 1

Enter the configuration data for your MySQL database.

The Host Name of your MySQL database will depend on how the host provider has configured it.
While it is commonly localhost, you should check with your provide if in doubt. On occasions,

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where localhost is not the name of the database server you will need to contact your provider,
e.g. Go Daddy refers to their host name as mysql123.secureserver.net or similar.

Host providers, using cPanel, usually allow you to set up your own User Name, Password, and
Database Name. Again, if in any doubt consult your host provider for this information.

The option to Drop Existing Tables in the nominated database as is the option to Backup Old
Tables
is given. For a first time installation, you should leave both of these blank.

You may also Install Sample Data. If this is your first Joomla! installation, we recommend you
check this option as you will find the benefit when you get to look around your site for the first
time.

When you have entered your database information correctly, click the Next button. Confirm the
database information when asked.

Figure 9: Step 1 Confirmation

Click OK if you are satisfied that you can proceed. The installation program will create the
necessary tables and install the sample data. The next page will display any errors that occur
during initialisation of the database.

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