The Install Tool

  1. Hit the start page of your freshly created site with your browser and you should see the “thank you for downloading”-message.

    Success message after download.

    Success message after download.

  2. Create the file FIRST_INSTALL in your web root directory and reload the page. You will be redirected to the install tool. It will guide you through the steps for installing TYPO3. The Install Tool is located in ‘typo3/install’ in your installation which for example would be

  3. This is what you should see:

    first step

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, first step.

  4. 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.

  5. Enter your database credentials. Enter MySQL username and password. In most cases the database host is “localhost”.

    second step

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, second step.

  6. Create a new database for TYPO3 or use an existing empty database.

    third step

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, third step.

  7. 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).

    forth step

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, forth step.

  8. In the last step you can choose whether you want to start with an empty TYPO3 or if you want to have a basis to start from.

    fifth step

    Install Tool in 1-2-3 mode, fifth step.

  9. 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.