How to install PHPFox Neutron manually

Updated on Nov 1, 2018

This tutorial will review the manual process of installing and configuring PHPFox Neutron(v 4.0.x) on your account. This is the first thing you need to complete in order to use the product for the development of your website.


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Step 1 Purchase PHPFox Neutron

First of all, you need to make sure that you have a valid PHPFox license. If you have not yet purchased PHPFox Neutron, now is the time to do so from the official PHPFox website.


Step 2 Download and Prepare Files

After you complete the purchase of the script you will be given a link to download the latest version.


Download the file to your computer and unzip its content.


Extract PHPFox Neutron Files


Install PHPFox in public_html

Let us say that your domain name is called and you would like to access your new PHPFox installation directly through it. In order to achieve that, simply access your account over FTP and navigate to the public_html/ directory. You need to upload all of the contents of the upload/ directory directly within that directory on your account.


Install PHPFox in a subfolder

This option will allow you to install the script in a subfolder of your choice. For example, if your domain name is called and you would like to access your PHPFox website via, you will need to create a new folder called "neutron" directory within the public_html/ directory of your account. Then simply upload the contents of your PHPFox script within the "neutron" directory.


Note that you can upload the contents of your PHPFox website to the server with your favorite FTP client or directly usign the File Manager service within your cPanel account.


Upload PHPFox Neutron Installation Files to Server


Upload Files

There are two ways of uploading your files to the server - using an FTP client, following our FTP tutorial, or uploading directly through your cPanel account > File Manager, following our cPanel tutorial.


Step 3 Initiate the Installation

To initiate the PHPFox installation, you need to open your favorite web browser and visit your website.


The first step of the web install will be to select what type of license to assign to this copy of PHPfox.


As you have purchased the script you will need to select Premium/Licensed.


Choose PHPFox Neutron Installation License


You will need to enter your PHPfox Neutron License ID & Key. Those were sent to you via an email directly after your purchase.


Enter License Details during PHPFox Neutron Installation


Step 4 Create a Database

You will need to create a clean database for your new website.


MySQL Configuration

You can create a new database and a user assigned to it via cPanel. Simply follow our MySQL Wizard tutorial for information on that.


  • Database Host - localhost
  • Database Name - Enter the name of your database
  • Database User Name - Enter the name of your user.
  • Database Password - Enter the password.
  • Database Port - 3306
  • Database Prefix: - phpfox_ (or another prefix of your choice)


Database Setup during PHPFox Neutron Installation


After you have filled all of the correct details, click on the Start the Install button.


Step 5 Create an Administrators Account

Thsi is an important step as this user will have full privileges to your website. You need to use it for the actual development so make sure that you keep a note of the details you enter here and especially the email and password. Note that you can change your Administrators Account credentials later via the Admin Dashboard of your website.


Create Admin Account During PHPFox Neutron Installation


Clicking the Submit button will mark the end of the installation process. Congratulations!

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