Installation Guide

Bought a license and don't know how to install the software?

You're in the right place.

For a complete installation, please complete the following steps.

  1. Download the V8 Kit zip file from the client area.
  2. Unzip files on your computer.
  3. Upload files to the public html folder or a subfolder.
  4. Access the URL from the browser and the installation page will load automatically.

Server Requirements

To install and run PHP Pro Bid, your server configuration must meet the following requirements.

On the installation page, the Server Requirements module executes a series of queries on your server, and depending on how many prerequisites are met, it generates a chart similar to the one in the caption below. The installation continues only if the system fulfills all the requirements.

When your server fails to satisfy at least one requirement, the software will display an error message.


ionCube Loaders are required. For additional installation info, please click here. If they are run-time loaded, disregard this message.

Optional Requirements
cURL Library

The USPS and Australia Post shipping modules require the cURL library.


Required if you want to allow remote images on listings.

SOAP Client

The UPS and FedEx shipping modules need the SOAP Client library.

Exif Library

Required for rotating images uploaded from smartphones or tables.

Database Connection

Create, on your server, a database and a new user. To connect to the database, complete the module fields with the required usernames and passwords.

Important: If the selected database contains PHP Pro Bid v6.x tables, please enter a different prefix for the v7 tables to avoid naming conflicts.

Security Settings

The session/security key combination allows the storage, on the server, of user data. The data is available only while the user is actively using the software.

A new Session Namespace and Security Secret Key are generated for each new login.

Inactivity for a certain time (set in the php configuration) automatically deletes all the info accumulated during the session.

Create Administrator Account

Site Settings
Site URL

The URL must have the following format:
If SSL is available set your URL using https:// rather than http:// (optional)

Note: It can be updated, at any time, from the Admin Interface.

Site Name

Enter site name. The name will be used for generating dynamic meta titles and will appear in all emails sent by and through the site.

Note: It can be updated, at any time, from the Admin Interface.

Admin Email Address

The address will be used in the "From" field by all system emails and will be the email address for the main admin account.

Note: Can be updated at any time from the Admin Interface.

Sample Data

If checked, will populate advertising, users and listings tables with sample data

Click Proceed and see one of the following screens:

Successful Installation

No errors, the installation is complete and the software is ready to use

Failed Installation

If there were errors during the installation process (e.g: global configuration file is not writable, data connection invalid, etc.), then the installation is failed. Consequently, the user must start a new installation process.

For any installation issues, please contact us.