feel free to keep it strictly simple...
fresh installation from scratch

This will quickly explain how to install LEPTON CMS.


First of all, you must have a webserver/webspace with following requirements:

  • Minimum of 30 MB webspace (extended installations need more)
  • PHP 7.0 or higher
  • MySQL 5.0 or higher
  • PHP Safe Mode = off
  • Activated PHP Session Support


PHP and MySQL installed correctly.


You can check if your webspace/server meets the requirements using the precheck file.


Once you have got that, upload the "upload" folder via ftp somewhere on your server, probably below the document root: e.g. /documentroot/upload

This should be accessed by an address something like this: e.g. http://your_domain.tld/upload/


If you want no "upload" directory please upload all files and folders directly to your root.

Now create a blank MySQL database, commonly called "lepton". Please use collation "utf8_unicode_ci" if possible.


Once that is all done simple run the install script from your browser: e.g. http://your_domain.tld/upload/install or http://your_domain.tld/install if you don't want "upload" directory.


Fill in the form, submit and if all details are correct, you should be taken to LEPTON Administration Panel.


In case you want to upgrade a WB installation to LEPTON see the Upgrade description.