eGroupware manual installation

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to install EGrupware manually. Before that you will need to prepare a few things. First, create a MySQL database using your cPanel > MySQL Database Wizard. The wizard will guide you through the whole process. Second, you will need to download the latest version of Egroupware from their official website at:

Once the files have been uploaded, start the installation process by accessing:

You will see the first step of the installation:

eGroupware manual installation

To make sure that the all requirements for running the application are met you can run the installation tests. If you want to you can skip directly to the installation. On that page configure the following details:

Server Root – path to your EGroupware files

Header username

Header Password

DB Name – enter the database name you created earlier

DB User – enter the database user you created earler

DB Password- the password you have set for the above database user

Configuration user

Configuration password

eGroupware manual installation

Click the “Write” button to create the configuration file of your installation. On the next screen you can login to the “Setup/Config” page to install your applications:

eGroupware manual installation

You can install all applications by clicking the “Install” button:

eGroupware manual installation

Now go back to step 2 to configure the script applications:

eGroupware manual installation

Where required, set the absolute path to the files and backups for your Egroupware installation. For example:




To configure the SMTP settings for the application use:SMTP Server Hostname:
SMTP Server port: 25
User For SMTP authentication: [email protected]
Password for SMTP authentication: your account’s password
In the above example change with your actual domain and the email account with the actual email address that you have created in your cPanel -> Email Accounts.

Click the “Save” button when you are done.

Now go to step 3 to configure your admin account:

eGroupware manual installation

Once you have created the admin account you are done with the installation. You can go to the main login screen to access your Egroupware installation.