Preparation and Registration

You can use Kooboo online or download and setup on your local desktop or server. 

Kooboo Online

Go to, in the login screen, click the 'Sign up' or 'Create an account' and then input your desired username and password. After that, you can login directly. 

Windows desktop and server

Download the from, or use this directly download link: unzip to a folder and double click the "kooboo.exe" to start. 

Windows version requires the .NET framework 4.5 run time. Most of the windows OS has it. If you do not have the framework installed, windows may ask you to install it or you can download from here

After you successfully open Kooboo.exe, you will see a window as below.

Click the ‘Start’ button, your default browser will open the kooboo login page.



You need to install .NET core runtime 2.0 first. You can find the instruction on Microsoft website. Example is ubuntu 16.04 installation guide:

And then download and unzip to a folder.  Download link:

Then navigate to that folder and run: 

> dotnet Kooboo.App.dll 


>nohup dotnet Kooboo.App.dll &

After Kooboo Linux server is started, you can nagivate to your Kooboo server by typing server address in your browser.  

Mac OS

Mac OS can use the same package as Linux. 

To install .NET core run time 2.0 for Mac OS, find the instruction at:

After that, download, unzip run the command

>dotnet Kooboo.App.dll

After Kooboo server is started, you can access your Kooboo instance from your browser. 


You can start using Kooboo now. If you are not using Kooboo online and have configured username and password in your system configuration file, you can login by that user.  

Windows  configuration file is: Kooboo.exe.config
Linux configuration file is: Kooboo.App.dll.config

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <add key="CmsLang" value="en"/> 
    <add key="AllowUsers" value="*"/>
    <add key="DefaultUser" value="username, password"/>

Click "Create an account"

Enter the required information on the page and click ‘Sign up’ button.


You will be redirected to the login screen after you signed up. Enter the username and password that you just created and click ‘Sign in’.

After you sign in to the Kooboo system, you will see the screen similar as below.


There are four ways to create a website in Kooboo: Migrate a website, Template, Create blank website and import.