5 simple steps to install phpFox

A lot of potential phpFox users asking us a question: how to install phpFox v4? The answer is simple: there are 5 quick steps to do this.


At first you need to download  and unzip the phpFox package (in our case version 4.4.1b2 is the latest one) from client area ( to your web root directory. Also you can download package after you purchase the license.

After this step you will see next file structure:

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After you have uploaded all the files and folders. You need to provide full read and write permissions (777) to the following 2 folders (PF.Base, PF.Site) and change file attributes (you can do this using right click):

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Enter to your web browser and visit your site. For example, if your domain is you will be able to reach phpFox web installer at (so phpFox will be located in your web root directory).

The next step will require you to enter your phpFox License Key & ID. This information was sent to you via an email directly after your purchase.


phpFox uses MySQL(i) and you can use a local or remote database server. If you do not have your database credentials, just contact your server administrator and they will point you in the right direction. Second option is to use MySQL databases section of your cPanel to create database, user corresponding to this database and to grant this user all permissions on this database.

Once you have entered all the correct details and run web installer, in a minute phpFox will install all the components.


Last step is not the hardest one! You need to create an administrators account. Try to use a good password because Admin account will have great power. Also you can change any of the details later.

Greetings! You have successfully installed phpFox Neutron.

If you haven't purchased phpFox yet you can follow the link below to get latest phpFox.

For those who are interested in phpFox themes, you are welcome to check our stunning phpFox templates.

Grand Opening app for phpFox

Hello phpFoxers!

This time we want to talk with you about websites that are on development stage or still in maintenance mode. If you are planning to release new features and move your website to production soon, this app will be useful for you. We created an app that will allow you to notify your members and new potential users about the time you're planning to launch the site.


Even more attention to your website! With our new Grand Opening app for phpFox Neutron you will be able to add beautiful animated countdown in just few clicks. More than that: setup of this feature is super-easy. Just see how it looks in AdminCP:


On this page you will be able to set opening date. Super-smart codes will automatically calculate opening time for appropriate time zone.


Main settings page will allow you to enable or disable block and set header and sub-header texts. You will be able to use HTML tags there to set own custom style and content there.

For those who want to purchase this app right now, please follow the link below:

Don't hesitate to ask us questions and tell us about your ideas.

Best wishes,

phpFox: marketplace and monetization

Hello phpFox fans!

Today we want to talk about one of the most crucial aspects for all social network owners – monetization. One of the most simple and efficient ways is setting up the Marketplace that will allow your users to bring their digital products, services and even real items for sale. You can set up paid subscriptions and allow paid members to be able to sell on your marketplace – this will help you and your members to earn. Along with that, you will get even more unique niche social network by setting up your personal store system right inside your own social network.

There are a few important steps to set up marketplace in this way:

  • Creating a User Group
  • Changing User Group Settings
  • Creating Subscription Packages

phpFox created a video tutorial that will guide you how to set some of the marketplace settings for the user groups. Just follow this guide and you will be able to create unique marketplace for your website that will make your niche social network even more unique!

You may also check out various additional apps, such as Desktop Notifications that might be useful for those that need to keep updated quickly for notices.

Additionally, you may check out great themes for phpFox that will help you to bring clean look to your website.