Assume Apache HTTP server, PHP, SQLite and MySQL server are already installed by hosting service provider.

    No. Step Command Note
    1 Download CMS
    • Register and/or login into KUSoftas Service Site
    • Visit download page
    • Read KUSoftas CMS software product license and confirm licensing terms and conditions
    • Select KUSoftas CMS software bundle and download it
    • Put it into Apache virtual server document root
    2 Extract CMS
    • gunzip cms-x.x.tar.gz
    • tar -xvf cms-x.x.tar
    x.x - version of CMS
    3 Get CMS license (optional)
    • Login into KUSoftas Service Site
    • Visit licensing page
    • Order license. License file will be sent to you via e-mail
    • Open CMS Setup tool, select "License" tab and click "Upload" buttton
    • Copy license data from e-mail and paste into licensing data dialog. Click "Ok" button

    Installation process using DirectAdmin tool on hosting server based on CentOS Linux OS:

    • Upload software archive file into website root folder. In case of hosting server (ex.: - using CentOS Linux):
      • Connect with FTP client (ex. using Total Comander) to hosting server website (you must have user ID and password).
      • Navigate into public_html folder. If there are more websites (multidomain) - navigate into domains folder, select domain and navigate into website domain public_html folder.
      • Upload software archive file into public_html folder.
    • Extract software files. In case of hosting server (ex.:
      • Connect to hosting server with web browser
      • Select "Virtual server control"
      • Using DirectAdmin login form enter user ID and password and login.
      • Select web site domain.
      • Select File Manager.
      • Navigate into public_html folder.
      • Press "Extract" under uploaded software archive file and confirm extracting
    • Connect to website with web browser to change: website administrator password:
      • Connect to website
      • Login as administrator (user id is "admin" and password is "admin").
      • Navigate to CMS.
      • Navigate to Setup tool.
      • Optionally (default is host url) enter website URL (ex. - without prefix "http://") to field "Site domain".
      • Select tab "CMS" and enter new administrator password into field "Administrator user password".
      • Save settings with button "Save Config".

    Smarty caching is turned off by default. Turning on caching may give shorter CMS response times when site pages amount is big. But be carefull updates of content may be not visible on site. You may need press "Clear Cache" button in CMS tool "Setup" in this case.

    Sample site has 2 skins: default and Christmas skin. Christmas skin does not have separate folder and it is only symbolic link with minimal differences in template file. Sample site is prepared to be suitable for most companies. You need to do minimal changes to adopt design for your needs. Yoy need to upload some images and to do changes in CSS variables file skin-variables.scss.

    Warning - sample site style sheet files are prepared in SASS format. You can edit those files using file manager or WebDAV server:

    • File manager:
      • Login into website as administrator.
      • Navigate to CMS tool Files.
      • Upload design update images into folder "site/cms/skins/default/images".
      • Edit CSS variables file "site/cms/skins/default/css/skin-variables.scss" with integrated WISIVYG HTML editor.
    • WebDAV server connected as network drive (ex. using NetDrive 2):
      • Connect website to Windows folders as network drive using URL "http://your-site-url/cms/webdav", administrator ID and password. Instructions how to do it you can find in internet.
      • Place design update images into folder "/cms/skins/default/images".
      • Edit CSS variables file "/cms/skins/default/css/skin-variables.scss" with your favorite editor. We suggest to use Notepad++ with SCSS syntax highlighter.
    • Adobe Dreamweaver connected to WebDAV server:
      • Create project using URL address "http://your-site-url/cms/webdav", administrator ID and password.
      • Place design update images into folder "/cms/skins/default/images".
      • Edit CSS variables file "/cms/skins/default/css/skin-variables.scss" with Dreamweaver editor. We strongly recommend to use Dreamweaver SASS plugin.

    Note 1: Default CMS builtin administrator authentication data: userid: admin, password: admin

    Note 2: Installation package does not have CMS license file included. In this case you must authenticate with builtin CMS administrator using basic HTTP authentication form (will promt automatically on site page access). if you have received "CMS authorization denied" message without authentication form prompted it means you are already authenticated with other credentials. Close and open you internet browser. Try access again.

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