Installing Indexhibit 2

If you are not familiar with domain names, webhosting, setting up the database and/or FTP you can read the long version of this tutorial here.

These instructions are only for new installations of Indexhibit (upgrades have a different set of instructions and files).

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Thank you to Pau Valiente for the video.


1 - download/unzip/upload
2 - place permissions
3 - input info/install to database
4 - update your information
5 - delete install.php


Register at to download the files directly to your computer. Unpack the files with your unzip application (usually you can simply double click on the file itself).


Locate the 'root' directory of your website (or the directory of your choice) with your FTP application. Webhosts have many different setups in this respect so you should ask them for help if you can't identify the 'root' directory of your website by yourself.

Using your FTP application, upload the files to the root directory (or directory of your choice). Make sure you upload the files from within the folder you downloaded from Indexhibit - do not upload the folder itself or you will end up with your website at


With your FTP application, you need to change 'permissions' on some files before you can proceed. To access permissions of files and folders, you need to look at their 'properties' or 'information'. If you click/highlight a file or folder and then command + I you will usually be presented with the permissions dialog.

You need to change the permissions of the following folders to 777 (or ask your host if 755 will work instead - it's safer):


Creating a Database

You will need to create a MYSQL database using your webhost's control panel. You will need the following information from the database you've created:

- Database Host/Server
- Database Name
- Database User name
- Database Password

If you have any trouble getting this information, ask your webhost for help.


You have created the database and have uploaded all the files to the server changing the folders permissions. Now you install Indexhibit.

- Go to the installation page via your web browser.

Replace with your actual domain name.

- Select a language and click on the next button.

- Once you have selected the language, Indexhibit checks that the permissions are correctly set. If everything is green you can go on.

- Enter your personal information.

This information can be changed later.

- Enter your database information.

This is where you enter the information you saved about your MySQL database:

Database Host/Server
Database Name
Database User name
Database Password
Database Prefix - only change is installing more than once to same database

- Modify your login and password.

Here you should confirm your name, last name and email address. The most important part is where you create your Indexhibit login and password - fill in the login field with a username of your choice and write a password twice to confirm you wrote it correctly. In case this page closes before changing your login and password, do not worry, you can access with the default information - "index1" is the login and "exhibit" is the password.

- Delete install.php

If the installation was successful, you have one last step. Access your server with your FTP application, open the ndxzstudio folder and delete the install.php file.

- Load content into your website

Go to and login to start uploading content to your website.


If you are having problems with installation search our forum and/or ask specific questions. Also, consult our common installation problems tutorial.