How to install Joomla! in under 45 seconds

Joomla! is one of the most popular CMSs on the market. We love Joomla! and we want you to be able to get started with Joomla! as quickly as possible!

That is why our team of developers spent the last few weeks optimizing our installation wizard for you.

joomla-wizard-vi-steps-enThe result:

  • You can install Joomla! in a maximum of three steps (two steps for Safe Mode installation).
  • You will need no more than 45 seconds for the installation (depending on how fast you type J)!
  • You can instantly link it to your desired domain or use our free, temporary domain.

We removed the following boring tasks from the wizard and automated them for you: Link database and Configure webspace.

Installing Joomla! with 1&1

Open your 1&1 App Center and start the Joomla! installation.

Entering a title

The first step is entering a title for your Joomla! website. This title will also help you find the page again later in the 1&1 App Center.

Confirm by clicking Create Website.

joomla-wiz-en-step1Creating a Joomla! administrator and customizing your installation

The Joomla! administrator is the first user of your Joomla! website. You can use the administrator area to manage your website, create content, add new users and much more. Choose a secure, unique password.


Select your installation type:

  • Standard installation for everyone who wants to manage and update their site on their own
  • Safe Mode for everyone who wants to focus on their content. 1&1 manages your system for you.

You can now choose a user interface language, install sample content if you wish and accept the terms and conditions. (Please read them before accepting. Thanks!)

Click Install.

If you chose Safe Mode installation, you are now finished. There is one more step for standard installations.

Assigning a domain

Choose an available domain from our web hosting package or use our free, temporary domain.


A memorable and distinctive domain is a crucial aspect of any good website and will increase your visitor count. 1&1 has the right domain for you. Check domains now

Click Assign Domain.

The installation now finishes automatically.

Managing your website in the 1&1 App Center

You will find your website in the 1&1 App Center under the title you entered. You can change the domain and adjust other settings in this area.

joomla-wiz-en-app-centerWe hope you have fun with your Joomla! website, and we look forward to your feedback!

  • Do you like the installation wizard?
  • What do you think about the 1&1 App Center?
  • What can we do better?

Leave a comment…




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12 thoughts on “How to install Joomla! in under 45 seconds

  1. Alan Pollenz says:

    When I click the “Start Now” flag above it takes me to the standard Joomla installer in the App Center which looks nothing like what you have pictured above.

    Also, the installation of Joomla 3.6.5 failed several times and 1and1 support said it was a bug at their end. Any ideas?



  2. Alan Pollenz says:

    I should have included the fact that the progress icon never gets to where it should say “Application is ready to use”. It simply says “Finishing Installation”. It does create the database but I did not check to see if tables are created and sample data inserted. It also only puts two files (I think they are cnb…. files) in the installation directory.

  3. Alan Pollenz says:

    The database tables are NOT created.

    Also, when I tried to do a WordPress install it DID use the new installer

  4. Alan Pollenz says:

    If I started the Joomla install using the old installer and when it got to the first page (accept license) and if I then entered:

    in the address bar it took me to the Joomla install with the new installer

  5. Alan Pollenz says:

    And then… This:

    Sorry, this page cannot be accessed at this time (Error 500)

    An internal error has occurred in our systems, which prevents the requested data from being displayed. Our technology specialists are already working on a solution. We ask for your patience.

    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi Alan,

      so sorry for this bad experience!

      As I can see in your contract, you were able to install Joomla! through the App Center in the mean time (on the same day).

      Please let us know, if you still need our assistance!

      Best regards and a happy new year,
      Michael, 1&1

  6. Dipankar says:

    Why I am unable to see my subdomain while instaling Joomla from 1&1 centre.
    although I created a new subdomain.
    There is only showing existing subdomain.

    1. 1and1help says:


      It can take a bit to see newly created subdomains in our systems. Please wait 10-15 minutes and re-login to your Control Panel. Then please try again.

      Michael, 1&1

  7. I have moodle Standard
    Version 3.2.1 how can I update to 3.4
    cheers dean

    1. 1and1help says:


      here you go:

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

  8. John Murray says:

    Joomla will not install. I’ve now tried maybe 6 to 8 times. The installer ends with an error and asks me to delete then try again.


    1. 1and1help says:

      Hi John,

      sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.

      Please reset the DNS settings of the domain, wait for at least 15 minutes and then give it another try.

      How to reset DNS:

      Michael, 1&1

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