Before You Start

It is required to have MySQL database server installed for ImCMS.

Setting up database

ImCMS works fine with MySQL 5.7+ but may work on higher versions too. You need to create new database on your database server.


To create a MySQL database, a command like the following might be appropriate:

mysql -u <user> -p -e "CREATE DATABASE <db-name> CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_swedish_ci"

Here is an example of such command execution:


After you write the password for mysql user new database is created and is ready to use. Don’t forget your DB name, it will be needed soon for next ImCMS configuration.