# 1. Manual Installation

To install Tiki, you basically point your browser to tiki-install.php and follow the instructions. For the vast majority of setups, this works nicely. But what if it doesn't work out for you? (special server setup, etc). Don't worry, there is an alternate way to install Tiki. This assumes you use mysql and have access to phpMyAdmin and know how to use it. Essentially, tiki-install.php does two essential things. It creates your database connection file (db/local.php) and populates the database with tables & data needed by Tiki.

## 1.1. Create your db/local.php file

db/local.php
<?php
$db_tiki='mysql';$dbversion_tiki='8.0';
$host_tiki='localhost';$user_tiki='my_database_username';
$pass_tiki='my_database_secret_password';$dbs_tiki='tiki_80';
\$client_charset='utf8';

Make sure there are no spaces or special characters before or after the code.
Of course, replace the values with your own.

## 1.2. Insert tiki.sql

Import the content of db/tiki.sql into your database

use the encoding as described on Understanding encoding

This will populate the database and give you the default profile.

## 1.3. Insert secdb (optional)

Import the content of db/tiki-secdb_5.0_mysql.sql into your database

## 1.4. Rename _htaccess for clean URLs (optional)

See Apache Clean URLs

# MultiTiki

The instructions above assume you are installing one Tiki. If you are using MultiTiki, please see MultiTiki Manual Installation

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### Keywords

These keywords serve as "hubs" for navigation within the Tiki documentation. They correspond to development keywords (bug reports and feature requests):