How to install and use phpList


 How to install and use phpList

If you're looking to set up an email newsletter service, phpList could be the perfect solution for you. In this article we'll walk through how to install and use it, as well as what you need from your webhosting provider.

If you've ever wanted an email newsletter service with analytics and access to a huge list of templates, then phpList is just the ticket! In this post we'll show you how to get started on your journey with phpList. We'll also show what requirements are needed from your webhosting provider before installing it on your site.

Why choose phpList?

phpList is a great email newsletter service for anyone who wants an easy way to build contacts for their business. It also provides features such as:

An easy to use drag and drop editor with loads of templates and a huge selection of add-ons. You can even create your own custom templates.

A sophisticated analytics system that tracks the success of each campaign, helping you perfect future campaigns. You'll be able to see which emails were opened, what links were clicked on within the emails and even where your users are based!

Access to an archive of more than 100,000 email templates from other artists and designers all over the world. It's like having an email design team on your side!

An email service provider that requires just a single email address to get started. Plus phpList can be hosted via your webhosting provider.

How to install and use phpList

Installation is really simple and straightforward, so if you have some time for reading this article we hope you will give it a read. After that, head on over to the phpList website and download the latest installer for your operating system (it comes as a compressed RAR file).

You can also follow the directions on the phpList website to manually install phpList. If you intend to install via your webhosting provider then read on for an important note.

Important note about installing with your webhosting provider: Depending on the level of hosting you are using, some webhosts do not allow users to install software directly from their site. If that's the case then we recommend you contact your webhost and ask them if they allow installation outside of their control panel. If they do then get in touch with us and we can work something out for you.

Once downloaded, simply unzip it and run the installer. This will take you through the steps necessary to install phpList on your machine.

Using phpList

After you've gone through the installation process, it's time to start using it! Simply go to the web address of the phpList admin panel (usually located at /admin) and log in with the details you created during installation.

Now it's time to head over to your newsletter editor and begin building a campaign! The editor is very easy to use for beginners and more advanced users can be happy knowing that they can always return back to a familiar WYSIWYG editor if need be.


If you want to use phpList to build an email newsletter service then we hope this post has answered all your questions. Please feel free to Contact Us if you need any help or advice with it, we're here to help!

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