TYPO3 v6 has reached its end-of-life April 18th, 2017 and is not maintained by the community anymore. Looking for a stable version? Use the version switch on the top left.

There is no further ELTS support. It is strongly recommended updating your project.

The Install Tool

  1. Hit the start page of your freshly created site with your browser and the Install Tool will open in the so called "1-2-3 mode". It will guide you through the steps for installing TYPO3. (The Install Tool is located in 'typo3/install' in your installation, e.g.

  2. This is what you should see:

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, first step.
  3. In case you have problems in your Environment, you will get warnings or hints in this screen. In this case, you should try to fix them; the "Troubleshooting" section might help you.

  4. Enter your database credentials. Enter MySQL username and password. In most cases the database host is "localhost".

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, second step.
  5. Create a new database for TYPO3 or use an existing empty database.

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, third step.
  6. Enter a username and password for your first TYPO3 admin user. (For security reasons, it's best not to use the name admin.) This password will also be configured for the Install Tool. The "site name" will identify this installation (in the page tree and browser title).

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, forth step.
  7. In the last step you can choose whether you want to download and install an existing distribution after your first Backend login. If you want to start with an empty installation, untick this checkbox.

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, fifth step.
  8. The basic installation is now complete!

After the basic installation procedure is complete, TYPO3 will be working and the most appropriate settings will have been made for you. You will get redirected to the Backend and can log in with your admin user account.

If you want to make changes to your installation settings at a later date, use the "Install Tool". You can find more information in the section "In-Depth Installation", subsection "The Install Tool" below.