Form tools guide and its 2 easy installation methods

What is Form tools

Form tools are software to build a form and it is open source and free to use. It can be useful for surveys for businesses or any agencies. The data of the forms can be view in different formats like pie charts or columns or line charts. In this article, we are going through how can we download and install the form tools.

Uses of Form Tools

  • For creating surveys
  • For registrations forms
  • Contact forms
  • Lead generation 

System Requirements of form tool

  • PHP: 
    • Free tools 2: PHP 4.3+ supports up to PHP 5
    • Free tools 3: PHP 5.3+ supports up to PHP 7
  • Database:
    • MySQL 4+
  • Webserver
    • Apache

Features of Form tools

  • Form Builder: 
    • Build simple to complex forms
  • Data Visualization: 
    • view data in different formats like pie charts, line chart
  • Report Builder: 
    • generate a simple report of the forms.

Installation of Form tools

For installation of Form tools, you can use two methods for your use and both are simple. So choose the method you comfortable with. The two methods are as follows.

  • Installation using a softaculous app installer.
  • Manual installation of Form tools

Installation using a softaculous app installer

You can use a softaculous app installer to install Form tools on your hosting, for installation of Forms tools you  have to follow the following steps

Step1: login to your hostrik Cpanel account and go to the software section and click on the softaculous app installer. installation window of softaculous app installer will open.

softaculous app installer

Step2: in the softaculous app installer type Form tools in the search box and press enter. Installation window of Form tools will open on that click on install.

install form tools using softaculous app installer

Step3: In the next window, select your website’s protocol (HTTP:// or HTTPS://) and then select the domain you want to install the site on. And the directory where the site going to install.

software setup of form tools

Step4:in the admin, account setup creates the admin account by giving the admin username password and email of the admin account. Also, give the name of the admin.

admin account setup of form tools

Step6: in the choose language section choose the language for installation.

choose language for installation

Step7:  In the advance, section selects the database name and also select the backup option for the database then click on install.

install form tools

Manual installation

For manual installation of Form tools, you have to follow the steps, the steps are divided into 3 parts

  • File configuration 
  • Database creation
  • Form tool configuration

File configuration 

Step1: go to the official website of the form tools and from the download, section download the latest version of the form tools

downloadd form tool

Step2: login to your Cpanel account and in the file manager upload the file in the public_html folder of the domain you’re going to install the Forms tools.

Step3:  after upload extract the file in that folder itself.

Database creation 

Step1: in your hostrik Cpanel account go to the database section and click on MySQL database

Step2: create the database here by giving the name to the database and click on create database.

create new database

Step3: After creating a database add a user to it for that in add user section give the username and password of the user and click on create a user.

create user to database

Step4: After creating the user give them all privileges by clicking all privileges.

database privileges

Form tools setup

Step1: go to the URL you are going to install the form tools then you will see the welcome window, here choose the language for the installation and click next.

welcome window from the form tools

Step2: In the next step the software checks system requirements and when all requirements are full fill then click on next.

system check from the system checks

Step3: in the next step you have to create a database table give the name of the database you created and also give the username and password for it and click create tables.

dataabase creation of form tool

Step4: In the next step create a config file in your server folder just click create the file, the file will automatically be created.

create confi file

Step5: In the next step create an admin account by giving info about it, give username password name, and email also. And go to the next step.

create admin account

step6: in the next step click on login and login into your account with the admin username and password.

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