February 2, 2011 / Content Management Systems

PHP-Nuke is a large content management system and the popularity of this CMS increasing rapidly due to its worldwide community users. Eventually, it is also used for web-based automated news publishing. Like other popular content management system this CMS is also based on PHP and work with MySQL. The application has included the most eye-catching features like a mailing list, news management, and private messaging system, and so forth. The web-based user interface helps to cope with the system.

An earlier version of PHP-Nuke was distributed under GNU (General Public License). The latest version required a genuine license until the new version came out. According to their official website Alphas, Betas, and release candidates will not be public.

Anyway, it is a very refined application to manage and very stable as well. In terms of performance and features PHP-Nuke is really the option to use and it consumes low resources on a web server. The cross-platform feature allows users to select the OS environment of their choice. At the same time, many users can access this application efficiently.

There are too many attractive modules available in this system, and as per the user requirement features can be enabled or off. However, you’ll find many attractive features in PHP-Nuke. Installation of PHP-Nuke is really easy. Users should use Fantastico/Softaculous in the admin control panel.

Installation of PHP-Nuke 8.0 through cPanel/Fantastico.

  1. Log-in to cPanel >> select  Fantastico >> click on PHP-Nuke.
  2. Click on New Installation >> Choose the main domain name or sub-domain to install PHP-Nuke.
  3. Admin access data >> Enter Administrator-user-name >> Enter Password.
  4. Base configuration >> Site name >> Enter site name.
  5. Your site’s slogan  >> Enter the slogan of your site.
  6. Start date of the site >> If you you wish to enter.
  7. Admin e-mail (your email address) >> It takes your registered email address by default.
  8. How many stories to display on the main page >> Enter the number of stories, you would like to display on the main page.
  9. How many stories to display in the Old Articles box >> Enter the number of stories, that you would like to display in the Old Articles box.
  10. Footer (HTML allowed) >> Enter the text you want to display on the bottom of every page.
  11. Activate Ultramode plain text file backend syndication >> Select yes or no.
  12. Title for Ultramode backend >> As per your wish you can enter the title.
  13. Send new stories to admin >>  Select  Yes or  No.
  14. Preferred Language >> You can select languages by using the drop-down box. (Note:- ATTENTION: In the admin panel of PHP-Nuke you will have the option to select additional languages. If you select any language other than the ones listed here, PHP will quit with “Fatal Error” warnings since some modules (Forums, Journal, Webmail) do not include the necessary language files. If you need one of the additional languages, you must add the language files for these 3 modules before switching or your site will not be operational!
  15. Activate multilingual features >> Select yes or no.
  16. Show Flags for the language menu  >> Select yes or no.
  17. Allow unregistered users to post comments  >> Select yes or no.
  18. Click on the Install button >> Click on Finish Installation to complete the installation process.

BODHost Ltd – Recommendation for Hosting PHP-Nuke.

We have recommended the Linux VPS Hosting platform to host PHP-Nuke at the initial stage. For smaller projects, we recommend a Linux VPS Starter while more demanding projects hosted on Linux VPS Corporate.