To document my steps…

  • Create domain in Plesk (be sure to uncheckĀ  php safe_mode on)
  • Create database for domain
  • Use FTP to move Joomla directories into httpdocs folder of domain created
  • Change permissions during the install process (@ directory above httpdocs folder chmod -R 777 httpdocs)
  • Do the Joomla web install – (This time I enabled FTP layer)
  • Deleted Installation directory

Do not change the name of the configuration.php before starting the install from the Joomla site because the install will view this as already being installed and will prompt for deleting of the install folder on the site.