Install phpnuke

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  • 1 Introducing PHP-Nuke
  • 2 Installing PHP-Nuke - Fantastico De Luxe
  • 3 Installing PHP-Nuke - Manual Web Interface Installation
  • 4 Using PHP-Nuke
    • 4.1 General Setup – Preferences
    • 4.2 Modules
    • 4.3 Blocks
  • 5 Backup PHP-Nuke Database

 Introducing PHP-Nuke

Another Open-Source Content Management System based on PHP and MySQL that can be managed through a web interface. Through phpnuke you can start by creating a professional website and lead to creating a community portal. Phpnuke is one of the CMS that can be relied on.


Installing PHP-Nuke - Fantastico De Luxe

  • Step 1: Login to your Admin cPanel
  • Step 2: Locate and click on the Fantastico De Luxe Icon
  • Step 3: Under the “Content Management” section, find and click on “phpnuke”
  • Step 4: In the right panel, select “New Installation”
  • Step 5: on page 1 of the installation process, you will be prompted for the installation directory. To have Drupal installed on your website’s main page ( leave it blank else, insert the directory of your choice ( Fill out all the required information accordingly and click “Install phpnuke”.
Step 6: A summary of the installation details will be posted. Once read, click “Finish Installation”. You will also see the link to your freshly installed phpnuke.


Installing PHP-Nuke - Manual Web Interface Installation

Installing phpnuke manually is an easy procedure. It is web based and all you have to do is to enter some basic information. Follow these steps and you should get your phpnuke up and running in no time.

  • Step 1: Go to the download section of phpnuke’s official website, and get the latest version.
  • Step 2: Uncompress the downloaded file to a specified directory on your desktop.
  • Step 3: From the extracted files, upload the contents of the “html” folder to your web hosting account via FTP to a specified directory under “/public_html” (e.g. /public_html/phpnuke).
  • Step 4: Once upload is successful, use your browser to go to the location of your newly uploaded files:
  • Step 5: The first installation page will be displayed doing a pre-installation checkup of all the services required by phpnuke.
Step 6: Once all the requirements are satisfied, click “Next”
Step 7: Page 2 of the installation procedure will appear, asking you for database connection credentials. Fill in the required fields and proceed to the next step.
Step 8: Once the database is created you will be asked for your website name. Insert the required information and proceed.
Step 9: You will be asked to enter Site URL along with administrator password and some other information. Fill them up and proceed.
Step 10: Once all the required information are filled, you would have installed phpnuke successfully on your website.




Using PHP-Nuke

General Setup – Preferences

Here is the phpnuke’s administrative backend. From this area you can control your site’s contents, layout and general settings. General settings of the website lie under Preferences. Once you click Preferences button, the settings will display at the bottom of your screen and you may edit them accordingly. Be aware that those settings may affect your website’s layout and functionality as some of them are related to your website’s homepage


The additional functionality of your website lies in here. Modules will add more functions to you r website thus making it rich with options you can choose from. The most important thing is to know how to use those modules and not just adding them, as some modules may overload some servers which by itself can cause some major problems.

Phpnuke comes with several preinstalled modules like a phpBB2 forums, encyclopedia, members list, etc. You can activate these modules by clicking on the modules button under the administrative menu and clicking on the activate module button from the modules list. You may also deactivate the modules the same way. You can install additional modules to phpnuke than the ones preinstalled.


Your website template is divided into blocks, and in every block has its own content. For example the login block, has the form for user login and the “Who’s Online” block that displays who is currently viewing the website or logged in. You can control the location of those blocks by going to the administrative panel and clicking on “Blocks” button. At the bottom of the page you can edit the location of each and every block and you may even hide or display a certain block.


Backup PHP-Nuke Database

Backup a database has never been easier. Just go to the administration panel of phpnuke, click on the first button in the “Administration Menu” section: “Backup DB”. Download the backup file to your desktop.

You’re done!


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