Pagekit's installation process is quick and easy and only takes a few minutes.

Step 1: Download and open the Installer

First of all, you need to download the latest Pagekit package and extract the contents to your webserver – either to the web root directory or to a subfolder, for example /pagekit.

If you unzip the package locally before uploading, make sure to also include the hidden .htaccess file.

Open your browser and navigate to the URL of the extracted Pagekit content. You should now see the first screen of the web installer.

Step 2: Language

In the first step of the actual setup process you choose the main language for the site. It will be the default language used on the admin panel and frontend. Both can be changed at any time later.

Step 3: Database

In this step you enter the details to connect to the database. By default, Pagekit uses SQLite to store your site's data. Here you need to fill in the fields Database Name and Table Prefix. The default prefix is pk_.

Alternatively, you can also choose to use MySQL. In that case the following details need to be entered.

Field Description
Driver Enter the Database Driver. It depends on the type of database you want to use.
Hostname Enter the host name of your database server. If the webserver and database server are on the same machine, this will be localhost or
User Enter a MySQL username that has access to the database.
Password Enter the MySQL user's password.
Database Name Enter the database name.
Table Prefix You can change the prefix that is used for the database tables. The default prefix is pk_.

Pagekit will try to create the database during installation. You can also do this yourself using a tool like phpMyAdmin. Feel free to use an existing database. Pagekit prefixes its tables to avoid conflicts.

Step 4: Site setup

After entering your site's title, you need to create a user account for Pagekit. This user will have admin access and will be able to log in to Pagekit's control panel, once the installation is finished.

Field Description
Site Title The site title.
Username Enter the admin username.
Password Enter the admin password.
Email Enter the admin email.

Once the installation was successful, you are redirected to the login screen. You can log in to Pagekit's admin panel with the account you've created. If you want to sign in to the admin area in the future, you can always reach the login screen by appending /admin to your site's URL.