The Install ToolΒΆ

  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. http://www.example.com/typo3/install/.)

Note

If you can't access 'typo3/install' use the full install URL: 'typo3/sysext/install/Start/Install.php'

  1. This is what you should see:

    Install Tool, system environment
  2. 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.

  3. Enter your database credentials. Enter MySQL username and password. In most cases the type is "Socket Based Connection".

    Install Tool, database connection
  4. Create a new database for TYPO3 or use an existing empty database.

    Install Tool, third step.
  5. 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, admin user and site Name
  6. In the last step you can decide to download a list of distributions (pre-configured sites), or to create a base empty page, or just start with an empty installation.

    Install Tool, last step and distributions
  7. 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.