How to Install Mambo Using Fantastico

Select the Fantastico Icon

Select the Fantastico Icon

Step One:

In this Tutorial I am going to Install Mambo into my website using Fantastico.To begin, you must first login into your cpanel. This can be done by typing in your browser, or You will then be asked for a username and password, which you chose when setting up your account. Once you are logged into cpanel, scroll about three-fourths of the way down the page and find the Fantastico De Luxe icon; which is the light blue, circular smiley face, in the middle far right of this screenshot.

Once you’ve clicked on the Fantastico icon, the main Fantastico page will come up. At this point, Fantastico gives you the option to automatically install any of the scripts on the left-hand side of the page. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will select Mambo from the Content Management category.

After you’ve clicked on the Mambo link, a page with a list of options should appear on the right. Select the link that reads New Installation, in the middle of the page, to begin your installation of Mambo.

Click on New Installation

Click on New Installation

Step Two:

Once this has been selected, the first page of Mambo setup will come up, it will ask you for some basic

Provide the information, that will best suite your open source content manager

Provide the information, that will best suite your open source content manager

information so that your open source content manager is setup accurately. Choose the correct domain, then type the name of the directory you would like to CREATE and place Mambo in. For example the directory MAMBO, is where I would like Mambo to be placed, did not exist before this process. Be sure to leave this portion blank if you would like Mambo to be installed into the root directory. Next, create yourself a administrator user name and password, be sure to keep this information private and make sure it is something you will remember in the future. Then, provide your admin email, give yourself an admin name you would like to be referred by and lastly, make sure the site name is correct. You can also chose whether or not to have sample data displayed in Mambo(installed by default). Once this has all been completed, proceed to click on the Install Mambo gray box and the bottom of the page.

The next page to appear will inform you of your new database that has been created for you, and will also confirm with you the domain and directory you would like Mambo to be installed in. If the information is correct, click on the Finish Installation icon.

Make sure the information is correct before clicking

Make sure the information is correct before clicking

Step Three:

Type in the email you would like to have the details of your setup set to.

Enter your email

For the last and final step, go over the page shown to you once more, and make sure the information is thesame as what you previously provided and desired. This page will also show you again your admin user name and password, just in case you may have forgot, as well as the path to your administrator page ( When you have completed looking at this page, type in the email address you would like to have the details of your installation sent to. Congratulations! you have now installed Mambo into your website.


To access your Mambo go to”directory you chose” mine would be, notice that I capitalized ‘MAMBO’ because that is how I originally typed it. Once you’ve gotten to this page, you will see the Login Form on the left hand side of the page, this is where you would input your administrator information.

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