Configuration.php is located in /www/ But if you have installed Joomla to the subdirectory, it will be located elsewhere.

WARNING: Before editing this file, make a backup copy. And do not change default values, unless you know what you are doing.

Website settings


Determines, whether the website is available. If the value is ‘1’, the website is offline. If it is ‘0’, the website is online.


Determines the offline-message when the site is down.


Determines what offline-message is shown. ‘0’ — shows none. ‘1’ — shows custom message. ‘2’ — shows the message from the language file. By default — ‘1‘.


Determines the path to the image that is shown on the offline-message.


Determines the website’s name that is shown in the title.


Determines the editor used on the website. By default — ‘tinymce’.


Sets up protection against spam bots. If it is ‘0’ — protection is off. If it is ‘1’ — it is on. By default — ‘0’.


Determines how long the lists in the admin panel are. By default — ’20’.


Checks the access level to the website. ‘1’ — public access; ‘2’ — registered users only; ‘3’ — special. By default — ‘1’.

Debug settings


Enables debugging. ‘0’ — debugging is off. ‘1’ — debugging is on.


Enables the debugging of language files.‘0’ — debugging is off. ‘1’ — debugging is on.

IMPORTANT: You can debug language files without turning the global parameter on.

Database settings


Determines the database type — ‘mysqli’ or ‘mysql’.


Determines the address of the database server — usually ‘localhost’.


Determines the database user name.


Determines the password for the database. This is neither your admin password, nor your FTP password.


Determines the name for the database you’ve created for Joomla.


Determines the database prefix. Looks like three or more symbols with an underscore.

IMPORTANT: You can see the database name and user name in ISPmanager under the Database tab.



Determines your website’s URL, i.e. ‘’


Jommla’s internal parameter. NEVER CHANGE IT!


Determines, whether or not the gzip-compression is enabled. ‘0’ — disabled; ‘1’ — enabled. By default — ‘0’.


Enables the error reporting. By default — ‘-1’.


Determines the URL for the help page. By default links to Joomla’s help.

FTP Settings


Determines the IP for localhost. By default — ‘’


Determines the port that is used for FTP. By default — ’21’.


Determines the FTP username.


Determines the FTP password.


Determines which function is used for FTP. ‘0’ — internal Joomla’s function; ‘1’ — PHP.

Настройки временной зоны


Determines the server’s timezone.

IMPORTANT: This value should be set in accordance to the timezone the server is physically located at. By default it is (UTC 00:00). Here’s an example for the server at Moscow: $offset = ‘Europe/Moscow’;

E-mail Settings


Determines the e-mail system in use. ‘mail’ switches to mail PHP; ‘sendmail’ switches to server-based SMTP.


The e-mail address that Joomla uses to send mail from the website.


Path to Sendmail executable. By default — ‘/usr/sbin/sendmail’


If the SMTP server demands authentification in order to send mail, switch this to ‘1’. If it doesn’t, leave it as ‘0’. Matters only when $mailer: is set to ‘sendmail‘.


Username in order to access the SMTP server. Matters only when $mailer: is set to ‘sendmail‘.


SMTP server password. Matters only when $mailer: is set to ‘sendmail‘.


SMTP server address for the sent mail. Matters only when $mailer: is set to ‘sendmail‘.


Security policy emplyed at the SMTP server: ‘SSL’ or ‘TLS’. By default it is turned off. Matters only when $mailer: is set to ‘sendmail‘.


SMTP port. By default — ’25’

Cache settings


Determines whether or not the caching is on. ‘0’ — off; ‘1’ — on with standard settings; ‘2’— on with progressive settings. By default — ‘0’.


Determines the cache handler.


Determines for how long the cache is saved.

Metadata settings


Website’s SEO description, that is indexed by the search engines.


Website’s keywords (separated by commas).


Determines how the metatag title is displayed. ‘0’ — not displayed at all; ‘1’ — displayed. Right now it is used only in Weblinks. By default — ‘1’.


Determines how the metatag author is displayed. ‘0’ — not displayed at all; ‘1’ — displayed. By default — ‘1’.


Determines whether or not the Joomla version is displayed in the generator metatag. ‘0’ — not displayed at all; ‘1’ — displayed. By default — ‘0’.


Instructions for the search engine bots.

SEO Settings


‘0’ — disabled; ‘1’ — enabled.


‘0’ — disabled; ‘1’ — enabled.


‘0’ — disabled; ‘1’ — enabled.


‘0’ — disabled; ‘1’ — enabled.


Determines the max amount of news in the feed, by default — ’10’.

Logs and temp files settings


Determines the path to the logs folder. By default — ‘/var/www/login/data/www/’


Determines the path to the temp folder. By default — ‘/var/www/login/data/www/’

Session Settings


Determines the session lifetime (in minutes).


Determines the session handler — ‘database’ or ‘none’.

Другие настройки


Copyright desription.


Determines whether or not the website’s name is added to the page title. ‘0’ — no, ‘1’ — before the page title, ‘2’ — after the page title. By default — ‘0’.


Determines whether the HTTPS connection is forced on the user. ‘0’ — not forced; ‘1’ — forced. Do not turn it on unless you are sure that SSL is available on the server. By default — ‘0’.


Determines which, e-mail will be shown in the news feed. ‘author’   shows email of the author, ‘site’ — shows the e-mail of the website.


Determines whether the cookie is used.


Shows path to the cookie.