In this tutorial we will show you how to install CMS Made Simple.

In order to run CMS Made Simple properly, your hosting account has to support the following:

  • PHP 4.3+;
  • MySQL 3.23+;
  • Apache 1.3+;
  • PHP Tokenizer support

FastWebHost servers are optimized to meet all CMS Made Simple requirements and to provide the best hosting environment for it.

To install CMS Made Simple, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Create a MySQL database and add a new user to it. This can easily be done with cPanel by following the MySQL database tutorial. For the purpose of this tutorial we’ll assume that you have a MySQL username and database called user_cmsms.

In case you are not using cPanel, you can refer to the MySQL manual on creating databases and adding users to it.

Step 2. Visit the CMS Made Simple download page and download the .tar.gz file with the latest version. You can download the base or the full installation package. The difference is that the base package contains only the English language files, while the full package contains all language packs. In this tutorial we will install the full package.

Step 3. Extract the file locally on your computer.

Step 4. Upload the application’s files to your hosting account. If you wish your CMSMS website to be accessible directly through, you should upload the files in your piblic_htmlfolder (or whatever your document root is, e.g. www, httpdocs).

If you wish the application to be accessible in a subfolder, e.g., you should create a cmsms folder inside your public_html directory and upload the application files there.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll assume that you will install CMSMS in public_html/cmsms so that your CMSMS will be accessible through

Step 5. Create an empty file called config.php. The file should be created in the CMSMS main folder (in our case this is public_html/cmsms).

Step 6. Open your favorite browser and go to The CMSMS installation consists of the following steps:

  • Language selection
  • Step 1. Checksum test
  • Step 2. System requirements checks
  • Step 3. File Creation Mask check
  • Step 4. Admin account information
  • Step 5. Database information
  • Step 6. Additional configuration settings
  • Step 7. Installation end – you will be able to visit your CMS Made Simple site and admin area