Using the Installer

Using the Mura installer is an easy and simple way to install Mura CMS.  If you would like to install Mura manually, click here.

Setup Wizard

After accepting the license agreement, the installation wizard will guide you through the setup process.

  1. Choose where you would like Mura to be installed. (If you already have an installation of Mura, you must enter an instance name for the second install. The new instance of Mura will be installed into a subdirectory of the same name.)  When you have decided on a location, click next.
  2. Next, setup will ask you to choose a username for Tomcat if you don't already have an application server (ColdFusion, Railo or OpenBD) running on your machine. The default username is admin. When you have chosen your username, click next.
  3. After choosing your username, you must set your password. This password will be used for both Tomcat and Railo, two technologies that Mura runs on.  When you are satisfied with your password, click next.
  4. Setup will now ask if you would like Mura to start at system startup. Selecting yes will start Mura, Railo, and Tomcat on startup.  After making your choice, click next. Make sure you don't already have a webserver running on Port 80 or Tomcat will not be able to start up correctly.
  5. Setup will now install the required files for Mura CMS.  This may take a few minutes.
  6. After installation is complete, click next to be taken to the Mura Setup Screen in your web browser.

Mura Setup Screen

  1. The setup screen will help you setup your install of Mura CMS.  You will see a form with a list of required fields:
    • Database: Select your database type.
    • Auto Create Database: Select if you would like Mura to automatically create a database.
      • Select "Yes" if you would like Mura to automatically create a database.
      • Select "No" if you have manually created your database.  You will be asked to enter your datasource (DSN).
    • Railo Password: If you installed Mura CMS with Railo, you will be asked to input your Railo password.  This is the password that was set in the installation wizard.
    • Database Server:  Enter the location of your database server. (i.e. localhost)
    • Database Username & Password:  Enter the username and password for your database server (optional).
    • Super Admin Username & Password: Enter desired username and password for the Super Admin account.
    • Admin Email Address:  Enter an email address here for mura to use for sending global system emails.
  2. Before submitting, if you would like to set up the mail server for Mura, do so in the fields provided below the setup form.
  3. Once you have filled out the form information, click save settings.
  4. Click on "Finish Set Up and Take Me to the Mura Admin" button to go to the admin screen.
  5. Congratulations!  Your Mura CMS installation is complete!

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