Getting Started

Getting Started

Before installing sNews on any server, there are a few important points to consider. Please take a few minutes and read over the pages listed in the Learn Basics box to the right. These will give you an overview of how the sNews CMS works, what the System Requirements are, and how you can enjoy the convenience of setting up and running sNews on your computer before uploading it to a host server.

Installing sNewsOnce you’ve decided whether you will start with a host server or local (on your computer) installation, it’s time to head over to installing sNews!


sNews requires PHP, MySQL and mod rewrite. If your server meets those requirements, get started and learn how to install sNews on your website in 3 easy steps.


Browse through our help center and learn about template tags and how to simply create your own theme. Dig into sNews and customize it to behave the way you want.


sNews can be a simple blog tool and a full blown CMS. Customize it with addons, mods or play with different themes.