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At 1st find the document root of your web server, usually /var/www/htdocs, /var/htdocs, /srv/www/htdocs ...

If you want to run only PVLng on your server, just install PVLng direct into the document root.

If you have more running on your server, setup a own document root for PVLng.

Install with Git


If your system have Git installed, it will be simplest way to clone the Github repositories from GitHub.

Go into the directory, you will PVLng install to and execute

# cd /your/document/root/here
# wget -qO - | bash

The installer will ask for your MySQL credentials, install the basic SQL script and create a basic configuration file with this credentials.

Please note: The database to install PVLng into must still exist!


If you are interested in the latest development version, you can also direct install the development branch with

# cd /your/document/root/here
# wget -qO - | bash

Open afterwards your installation in your browser to finalize the setup.

Manual installation

Just download the archive and extract it direct on your server.

# wget
# unzip
# mv PVLng-master/* .
# rm -r PVLng-master

Database setup

Create a database for PVLng if you want. (This is recommend, but not required)

All PVLng specific tables have a pvlng_ as prefix.

Import the SQL file sql/pvlng.sql into your database.

From command line

# mysql -u[username] -p[password] [database] <sql/pvlng.sql

This will install all the required tables, a predefined set of channel types, an example chart and dashboard and some functions.

Via Web frontend

I recommend Adminer.

Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it consist of a single file ready to deploy to the target server.

Choose SQL-Query > File upload > Execute


Prepare the configuration file:

# cp config/config.default.php config/config.php
# $EDITOR config/config.php

Fill in config.php at least your database credentials and location.


Open afterwards your installation in your browser to finalize the setup.