How to install Noosfero
Step 1: configure your domain
Make sure your domain name points to your server. For example, if your Noosfero
will run for
, make sure that
points to the IP address of your server.
Domain configuration is out of scope for Noosfero documentation. If you need help
with this, please talk to your systems administrator or your internet service provider.
Step 2: install Noosfero
follow the instructions to install with the Debian package
This is absolutely the recommended method for production setups,
and requires using a Debian stable server.
If you choose to use the recommended method, skip to Step 3: configure Noosfero
after the package installation is finished.
If for some reason you want to try other operating system, or other methods of installation, do it
knowing that they may require advanced systems administration skills. Your options are:
Step 3: configure Noosfero
Create an administrator account.
Make initial environment configuration.
- Visit your Noosfero site
- Log in with the administrative account you just created.
- Click the "Administration" link in the top bar, and then click "Environment settings"
- Make sure you configure at least the items "Site name" and "Contact e-mail".
Make other customizations: explore the different options under
Step 4: Configure your server to send email
Configure your server to properly send outgoing email using the email address you configured as "Contact e-mail" on step 3 above as Sender address.
Follow the instruction in the official documentation
Note that several noosfero features depend on a working email system. Before
you configure your server to properly handle outgoing email, Noosfero may not
work so well.
Step 5: extra configurations