Installing PHP-Fusion
Posted by Matthew Jeffels, Last modified by Matthew Jeffels on 23 August 2016 03:12 PM

Installing PHP-Fusion

Installing PHP-Fusion through softaculous is a simple and easy process however here is some information to help guide you through the process;

First, select either the Install tab at the top of the PHP-Fusion overview screen or click on the Install Now button;

PHP-Fusion Install Location

The first thing that you will need to do is select the Protocol, domain and directory that you wish for PHP-Fusion to manage. 

The Domain dictates the level of security your site has as a maximum if your site is SSL/TLS enabled then you should select https:// or https://www. else you should select one of the http:// variants.

Choose the domain you wish to have PHP-Fusion installed on, if you have multiple domains on your server make sure to select the correct one.

In Directory allows you to select where PHP-Fusion will be installed within your domain.

If you wish for it to be installed at the start of your domain for example www.mydomain.com then delete what is in this field, however if you need to install the software in another directory for testing or some other reason then enter that in here.

An example would be if you wanted to install PHP-Fusion at www.mydomain.com/mytest then you would enter mytest in the “In Directory” field.

PHP-Fusion Software Setup

The site settings allow you to change some of the basic information that PHP-Fusion will display about your site and it's SEO. Make sure to have appropriate names and descriptions of what your site is and is about.

PHP-Fusion Site Setup

The Next step is to setup the Admin Account that will be responsible for the initial setup of the PHP-Fusion site. This user will have full control over all features of the PHP-Fusion CSM so this account should be made highly secure. The Admin email can be an account that you have created for your domain or a 3rd party email which ever you wish. 

PHP-Fusion Admin Creation

The Advanced Options are optional, non of these need to be changed or modified by yourself for the basic installation however you may wish to.

PHP-Fusion needs a Database to run on your server as a result it will create one when you install it. By default this will be a randomly generated name for both database and table. If you do not wish this you can choose the names of them both through the advanced options.

By Default PHP-Fusion will send an email to you should you need to update PHP-Fusion or any of the plugin or extensions however disabling Update Notifications will prevent PHP-Fusion from emailing you when new versions are available. 

You can also enable backups of your PHP-Fusion site from the advanced options which I would recommend. This safeguards you should any changes be made to your site on accident that you then want to revert.

When you select to enable backups you will select the frequency of them you can choose from once a day, once a week or once a month, if you are going to be making lots of changes to your site frequently more frequent backups are preferable.

You should also choose how many backup copies you keep before they begin to be overwritten. For example if you perform daily backups having this set at 7 will mean you will have a copy of backups from the last 7 days. 

PHP-Fusion Advanced Options

Finally you should input your email address to have the installation details forwarded to. This will send you a copy of all the details of the installation including admin information and password.

Joomla Installation Details Email

Lastly click Install this will install PHP-Fusion onto your server.

During the Installation you will be presented with a loading screen to show you the progress of the installation;

PHP-Fusion Install

 You will then be presented with a loading bar indicating the installation progress.

Installation Progress

After it completes you will be presented with a screen that will tell you whether the software installed correctly, where it was installed and provide you with the administrative URL in order to access your PHP-Fusion site management.

Installation Success

 

Thanks

Matt Jeffels
PAC Web Hosting

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