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• Last Updated: 05/04/2020
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How to install TYPO3 via Softaculous Auto Installer


TYPO3 is a free and open-source, enterprise-class CMS tailored for business projects. Divers, reliable, and scalable, it is the real winner for complex websites. If TYPO3 is your chosen CMS, we are going to accompany you in your adventure, starting with the very first step in it - installing the software.

In the following lines, we are going to guide you on how to install TYPO3 with one click through the Softaculous Auto Installer integrated into cPanel.


Accessing Softaculous Auto Installer

For a start, you have to access your cPanel account. In case you are not sure how to achieve that, please find detailed instructions in our guide based on How to access the cPanel service.

Once you are logged in, please navigate to the "Software" features group. Under it, you can locate the "Softaculous Apps Installer" tool. Please, click on the icon to access it.


Access Softaculous


When there, in the left-hand sidebar, you can see a search tool. Please use it to filter the applications and find TYPO3.


Find TYPO3


Afterward, please click on the "TYPO3" link displayed in the search result to access the application installer interface.


Installing TYPO3

Now that you have accessed the TYPO3 overview page, please click on the "Install Now" button to begin the installation process.


Install Now button


Upon doing that, you are redirected to the installation page, where you need to specify the required configuration details. To keep it consistent, we are going to separately review each of the sections starting with the first "Software Setup" section.


Application Version and Installation URL


The first thing you need to select is the installation version. At the time this tutorial is written, Softaculous supports TYPO3 4.5.406.2.318.7.32, and 9.5.16. Please bear in mind that some of the older versions might be deprecated. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you always choose the latest available version unless another one is strictly required.

Next, you have to configure the installation URL settings:

  • Choose Protocol - From this dropdown, you need to select the protocol over which your TYPO3 website to be accessed. Please note that the secure HTTPS protocol requires a valid SSL certificate installed on your domain name to function correctly. If such is not detected on the selected domain, Softaculous displays a warning message right beneath this field.
  • Choose Domain - From this dropdown menu, you have to select the domain or subdomain the installation should be performed onto. The dropdown lists all domains, addon domains, and subdomains currently configured in your cPanel.
  • In Directory - In this field, you can define a specific directory where the installation to take place. If you would like the installation to be performed directly on your domain name, i.e., yourdomain.com, please make sure to delete "typo3" from the field and leave it BLANK. If you wish TYPO3 to be installed under a subdirectory, e.g., yourdomain.com/blog, please make sure to specify the subdirectory under this field. In case the subfolder does not exist, Softaculous automatically creates it and performs the installation under it.


Next are the "Site Settings" and "Admin Account" sections.


Site Name, Username, and Password


The “Site Settings” section includes only one "Site Name" field. This represents the main title of your website and the text displayed in the browser title bar. The value entered here can be changed anytime in the future.

Within the "Admin Account" section you have to specify your TYPO3 Admin account login credentials:

  • Admin Username - In this field, you need to specify the desired username for your TYPO3 Admin account.
  • Admin Password In this field, you need to enter the password for your TYPO3 Admin account. Please make sure to select a secure password as using insecure login credentials may affect your website security and make it vulnerable to various threats. We would recommend you to use the password generator (the Key icon) to create a strong password.


Last is the "Advanced Options" section, which contains optional settings. Therefore you might as well skip it. If required, you can expand it by clicking on the "+" sign.

You are allowed to give your database a custom "Database Name" and change the database "Table Prefix". You can disable the application update notifications sent via email by ticking the checkbox. You can control the "Backup Location", the frequency of the Softaculous "Automated Backups" and the "Backup Rotation". Please note that these backups are stored under your hosting account, and they demand available space.

If you are using one of our shared hosting solutions, HostArmada is already backing up your data and storing it on remote servers for enhanced security.


Initiate Installation


When you are ready, please click on the "Install" button to initiate the process and allow it with a few moments to be completed.


Once this is done, you are presented with the final screen, which contains your website URL and your TYPO3 Admin Login URL.


Installation Completed screen


With this done, you have successfully installed TYPO3. The application is well known for its rich out-of-the-box feature set. Thus you might want to start exploring what it has to offer and start building your new website. As we previously pointed, we got your back in your TYPO3 journey, so we want to welcome you to check our TYPO3 tutorial series. We are confident you are going to find a lot of useful information and enhance your skills and knowledge. If, at any given moment, you have come across any issues or difficulties during the installation, please do not hesitate to contact our Technical Support team by submitting a ticket request from your HostArmada Client Area.



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