FrontAccounting Installation


Important Notes

Copying all the project files to the correct directory

Installation Steps

  1. If you have the option to create multiple databases on your host, create one, fi. frontacc, otherwise write down the database name for your account. At the same time look up the username and password for the database. You will need these informations during the wizard install.
  2. Enter your_url/account (or whatever directory you entered). This will run the install wizard if this is the first time you run InnoFinance, setup a drill company and optional populating with initial demo data. You can later on create your own real company. It is a good idea to get familiar with the system before starting your own company. 
  3. After successfully install, remove or rename your install directory for safety reasons. You don't need it any more.

 Logging In For the First Time

  1. Pleae ensure that the folder /company/0 on the server is writable.
  2. Open a browser and enter the URL for the web server directory where InnoFinance is installed.
  3. Enter the user name:  'admin'
  4. Enter the password you created during install.
  5. (NB : enter without quotation marks).
  6. You can set up additional user accounts from the System Setup tab. Be careful not to delete the demonstration user until a new user has been set up. If there are no users defined the next time you try to login you won't be able to. The only way then to create a user to login with is to manually edit the SQL table "users" to insert a user.

Setting Up Company Specific Data

  1. All the standing configuration data is defined from the Setup tab and each link should be reviewed to enter appropriate data for the business.


  1. If InnoFinance is installed locally, you may have the session save path not set correctly. Normally this is set in your php.ini (for Windows). The entry is called session.save_path. Make sure this is set to a directory that actually exists. The default is set to /tmp, which may not be valid.
  2. If you are installing InnoFinance onto a shared server, you may have to set the session save path within InnoFinance. At the top of  /includes/ you will find this line :
  3. Uncomment this line and set the path to a directory that exists on your server. Make sure that you have read/write privileges on this directory.