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You are using phpFox version earlier than 4.6.0? Please refer instruction for this article here.

In general, the full installation includes mandatory steps:

  1. Download package and upload source onto the server
  2. Configure folder permissions
  3. Proceed installation
  4. Set up cron


Download the latest version of phpFox from here


You are to upload those files and folders to your sites root directory.


Hint: If you have cPanel you will have a File Manager that has an Unzip feature. You could ZIP up those files/folders and upload the one ZIP file. Then unzip it on your server.


Once you have uploaded all the files/folders. You need to grant full read/write access (usually 0777) to the following 2 folders:

  • PF.Base/
  • PF.Site/


Note: Do not check "Recurse into subdirectories"


Proceed Installation

System Requirements

Now, you will need to open the browser with your domain (For example http://domainsite.comto start the installation script. In the first step, the system will check all the requirements in order to run the script. You can see check (√) signs when if passed and (X) if your system doesn't meet the requirements.


Enter your License ID & Key

Next step, the following form will show for you to enter your phpFox License ID & Key, which was sent to you via an email directly after your purchase.

Database Configuration

phpFox uses MySQL/MySQLi and you can use a local or remote server. If you do not have or know your database credentials, just contact your host and they will point you in the right direction.

Once you have entered all the correct details and run the web installer, it will get everything set up in no time.

Select phpFox apps to install

Then you will select phpFox apps that you want to install on new site. (this step is required from version 4.6.0)

Administrators Account

You are almost done! Your final step will be to create an administrators account. You can change any of the details you add here later, so don’t sweat it. One thing you might want to take a moment to think about is your password. Make it a good one, your Admin account comes with great power.