Free email software: How to install
Newsletter & Emails Software easy to install
Find out how easy it is to download and install the free email software on your own servers by following the instructions in the online documentation.
Requirements for installation
You need to have this requirement to install the email marketing software
Note: the host is generally where you have bought your domain (1and1, bluehost,...)
Before Start installation...
You need to know information about your MySQL database server: host, name, log, password. If you don't know this information, please contact your domain Host.
Installing in a few steps the E-mail Marketing Software
Do yourself in few steps the installation of the E-mail Marketing Software:
Step 1: Download the free software1. Download the email marketing software for free.
2. Unpack files with Winzip. This will create a directory inside newsletter_software called phplist-2.10.12
Step 2: Configure your MySQL database3. Open the file "config.php" situated in the directory public_html/lists/config/config.php
4. In this file, add your MySQL configuration in "General settings for language and database" (red data needed below). Contact the Host of your site to know this information.
# what is your Mysql database server
# what is the name of the database we are using
# who do we log in as?
# and what password do we use
Step 3: Upload the e-mail marketing software5. In the directory public_html, there will be the directory lists. Upload the "lists" directory into your website via FTP. The "lists" directory takes around 5 minutes to upload. The rest of the files are for reference only and are not needed for phplist to work.
Step 4: Configure online the e-mail marketing tool6. Go to the URL of the lists/admin directory of your phpList installation. A web-based installer will walk you through the rest. For example, if your website's name is http://www.mysite.com, then you should go to: http://www.mysite.com/lists/admin/