How to install CuteNews

This article describes how to install CuteNews on your A2 Hosting account. CuteNews is a lightweight content management system that stores data in files, so you do not need to create or configure a database to use it.

Installing CuteNews

CuteNews is compatible with all A2 Hosting accounts. However, you must install it manually.

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To install CuteNews:

  1. Download the CuteNews installation file at to your local computer.
  2. Extract the .zip file on your computer.
  3. Use FTP to upload the contents of the extracted .zip file to the public_html directory of your A2 Hosting account.
    For information about how to access your account using FTP, please see this article.
  4. Log in to your account using SSH.
    For information about how to access your account using SSH, please see this article.
  5. To set the correct file permissions for the CuteNews files, type the following commands:
    cd ~/public_html
    find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
  6. Use your web browser to go to the CuteNews installation URL, which is your domain name followed by index.php (for example, The CuteNews installation page appears.
  7. In the Username text box, type a username for the administrator.
  8. In the Email text box, type the administrator's e-mail address.
  9. In the Password and Confirm text boxes, type a password for the administrator.
  10. Click Create admin Account. The CuteNews installer creates the administrator account.
  11. Click Start working with CuteNews. The CuteNews dashboard appears. You can now start configuring your CuteNews installation.

More Information

For more information about CuteNews, please visit

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