Step 1: Download the install package

Log into your account at and download the latest package. Save it locally to your computer.

Step 2: Unzip the install package

Navigate to the downloaded install package and unzip the contents.

Step 3: Create a database

Using phpMyAdmin (or whatever tool you use to manage your MySQL databases with), create a new, empty database to use with FusionInvoice. Depending on your web host, you may create new databases from within your hosting control panel. If you are unsure how to create an empty database, contact your web host or system administrator.

Step 4: Database configuration

Open config/database.php from the unzipped installer package, edit accordingly for your database settings and save the modified file.

Typically you should only have to configure the host, database, username and password values to connect to your database. Compatibility with MySQL is 100% guaranteed. Other database types may or may not work as expected and will no longer be supported.

'mysql' => [
    'host'      => 'localhost',
    'database'  => 'fusioninvoice',
    'username'  => 'root',
    'password'  => 'password',
    'prefix'    => '',

    'driver'    => 'mysql',
    'charset'   => 'utf8',
    'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
    'strict'    => false,

Step 5: License key configuration

Open config/app.php from the unzipped installer package and replace the ReplaceThisWithYourOwnLicenseKey value with your license key listed in your account panel and save the modified file. Be sure there are no leading or trailing spaces.

'key' => 'ReplaceThisWithYourOwnLicenseKey',

Step 6: Upload the files to your server

Upload the unzipped files from your computer to a new, empty folder on your server. It is recommended that you use a standard FTP program such as FileZilla to upload the files to your server. This initial upload may take a few minutes to complete.

Step 7: Set folder permissions

Apply recursive write permissions to the following folders (including all the folders and files contained within):

  • storage
  • bootstrap/cache

The exact steps to set the appropriate permissions will depend on your web host and server configuration. FusionInvoice cannot advise on the exact steps or permissions to apply to make these folders writable. If you have questions about this step, please contact your web host or system administrator.

Step 8: Complete the install

To finalize the installation, visit http://YourFusionInvoiceURL/setup in your web browser. If http://YourFusionInvoiceURL/setup produces an error, try using http://YourFusionInvoiceURL/index.php/setup instead. This last step of the installation process will create the required database tables and prompt you for information to create your user account. Once you have completed this last step, you will be able to log in to your FusionInvoice system.