# Server Installation

🦄 Chevereto V4 users

Check the updated documentation at 📦 Installation (opens new window).

To install Chevereto it requires a server environment where the software and uploaded files will be served. This document outlines the generic installation process from scratch.

Using cPanel?

cPanel users are advised to check the cPanel guide.

# Requirements

Before installing anything check that the target server provides the system requirements to run Chevereto.

# Database

# Using web panels

You can refer to the documentation for creating the MySQL database required for Chevereto. Here references for the most popular panels:

# Using the MySQL console

Run the following command to create the chevereto database and its user binding:

sudo mysql -uroot -ppassword -e "CREATE DATABASE chevereto; \
    CREATE USER 'chevereto' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_database_password'; \
    GRANT ALL ON chevereto.* TO 'chevereto' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_database_password';"

# Provide application files


When providing files to your server make sure that the files owner:group permissions are usable by the Web Server user.

You will require to provide the Chevereto software application files to your server.

# Using Release package

The release package is a zip file containing the software files. Once extracted, the software is ready to be installed.

👉 This method is recommended for cPanel, Plesk and other web panel users.

  • Upload the latest release (opens new window) package to your server (usually in the public_html folder)
  • Unzip the software using your server built-in unzip utility
  • Remove the .zip file
  • Open your target website URL and follow the instructions

# Using Composer package manager

Using Composer the update carried in CLI context. It requires:

👉 This method is recommended for VPS and machines with CLI access.

  • Run the following command from your Chevereto project folder:
  • Open your target website URL and follow the instructions

# Installer

The installer.php (opens new window) is a single-file tool which will ease the installation of the software. It's an API client which downloads and extracts the software for you.

# Post-Install

Refer to Initial setup instructions.