How to Install PHP-Nuke

PHP-Nuke is another great CMS. There are many modules for PHP-Nuke that you can add to your site. I like this CMS because it looks neatly layed out and it doesn’t look cluttered. Also there are many free themes out there that you can download and use. PHP-Nuke is not hard to use, so that is a plus too. In this tutorial I will show you how to Install PHP-Nuke. So let’s begin.

How to Install PHP-Nuke through your C-panel


Login to the control panel of the website that you wish to install PHP-Nuke on. Once you are logged in, click on the Fantastico link. On the next page you will see a bunch of links on the left hand side. Look under Content Management, click on the PHP-Nuke link.

On the right hand side of the page you will see a brief description about PHP-Nuke. It will show you how much space you will need to install it and how much free space you have. Make sure you have enough space to install it. If you don’t have enough space then you will need to delete some things off of your site. Under the description and right above the space requirements you will see where it says New Installation. Click on that to begin the installation.

The next page is where you will enter the information needed to set up your PHP-Nuke. I will walk you through each field. Some fields are self explanatory but some aren’t.

Installation Location


Install on Domain – In this field you will select which domain you want to install the CMS on. You will have more than one option if you have sub-domains.

Install in Directory – You have the choice of placing the CMS in the root directory or a sub directory. If you place it in the root directory then it will appear when you type in your domain. If you want to play around with it before you put it in the root directory then create a sub directory for it. For example, http://www.yourdomain.com/testphpnuke

If you put it in a sub directory just type in the name of the directory in the blank field. For example, phpnuke. Don’t type the entire address in there. The directory should not exist.

Admin Access Data


Administrator Username – You will need to create a username in this field so that you can log in to the admin panel of the PHP-Nuke.

Password – In this field you will need to create a password to log in with your username above.

Base Configuration


Site Name – Enter the name of your site in this field. This field is optional.

Your Site’s Slogan – Enter your site’s slogan in this field. This field is optional.

Start Date of the Site – Enter the date that your site started in this field. This field is also optional.

Admin Email – Enter your email in this field.

How many stories to display on the main page – You can set this field to whatever you like. This field all depends on how long you want your front page to be. If you have a lot of links and stuff on the side you may want to up it to 15 or if you want a short page, you can drop it to 5.

How many stories to display in Old Articles box – Again, you can enter what you wish in this field.

Footer – The footer is located at the bottom of the page. You can enter your copyright information and you can also enter your bottom links in this field. You must use HTML to place your links in this field.

Activate Ultramode plain text file backend syndication – Activating ultramode will enable other webmasters to syndicate your content. This is useful for news feeds that use text files instead of RSS.

Send new stories to admin – In this box you can select yes if you want all stories sent to you. Or check no if you don’t.

Preferred Language – Select your preferred language here. You can add more languages in your control panel.

Activate multilingual features – Allows persons of different languages to change your website to their language. Note that only a small portion of the site will be changed, such as box headings, etc.

Show Flags for language menu – Allows users a visual flag to click on for their language of choice

Allow unregistered users to post comments – This is your choice. But note, if you choose to let unregistered users post, you may find yourself buried in spam posts.

Once you have filled all the information in click the Install PHP-Nuke button.

The next page will let you know that you have chose to install PHP-Nuke in so and so directory. Click the Finish Installation button.

You have successfully installed PHP-Nuke. This page will give your username and password that you created to login to the admin area. This page will also give you the link that you will need to access PHP-Nuke.

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