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Before installing Ninico, ensure that your server meets the following requirements:

  • Apache, nginx, or another compatible web server
  • PHP >= 8.0 or higher
  • MySQL Database server
  • PDO PHP extension
  • OpenSSL PHP extension
  • mbstring PHP extension
  • exif PHP extension
  • fileinfo PHP extension
  • xml PHP extension
  • Ctype PHP extension
  • JSON PHP extension
  • Tokenizer PHP extension
  • cURL PHP extension
  • Ensure the mod_rewrite Apache module is enabled

PHP Configuration

Open your php configuration file php.ini and change the following settings.

memory_limit = 128M
max_execution_time = 300

If you are using cPanel, you can follow this article to change your PHP memory limit settings


On this project, we're using the Laravel 9.x. Please go to Laravel documentation page for more information.


Install on hosting


For Laravel developers looking to customize the source code in platform/core and platform/packages, delete the /vendor folder, and then run the composer install command to reinstall vendor packages.

Video tutorial

Ninico is based on our Botble CMS, check this video to see how to install it on hosting.

  • Upload all files into the root folder of your hosting (normally, it ispublic_html).
  • Create a database and import data from database.sql (it's located in source code). Database
  • Update your database credentials and APP_URL in .env. Env
  • Go to /admin to access to admin panel.
  • The default admin account is botble - 159357. Login

Install Locally or on a VPS

  1. Update your database credentials and APP_URL in .env.

  2. Using Sample Data:

  • Import the database from database.sql.
  1. Without Sample Data:
  • Run php artisan migrate to create the database structure.
  • Run php artisan cms:user:create to create an admin user.
  • Run php artisan cms:theme:activate ninico.
  1. If You've Pulled Source Code from a GIT Server:
  • Run php artisan cms:publish:assets.
  1. Run Locally:
  • Change APP_URL in .env to APP_URL=http://localhost:8000.
  • Run php artisan serve. Open http://localhost:8000 to see the homepage.
  • Access the admin panel by going to /admin.
  • For sample data, the default admin account is botble with the password 159357.
  • If you're not using sample data, you need to go to Admin -> Plugins and activate all plugins.

Configuring for Sub-Folders


Since Ninico is based on the Laravel framework, its root folder is /public. If you're installing it in a sub-folder, you'll need to access To remove /public from the URL, follow the steps in the provided video tutorial.

Setting Up Cron Jobs

A cron job is used to automatically send abandoned cart emails every week. You can skip this step if this feature isn't needed.

* * * * * /usr/local/bin/php /path-to-your-project/artisan schedule:run >> /dev/null 2>&1

For setting up a cron job in cPanel, watch this video tutorial.