Best way to Install Mantis(Bug Tracker) on shared hosting(Hostinger)

Best way to Install Mantis(Bug Tracker) on shared hosting(Hostinger)

Mantis is an open-source bug tracking software that can be used to track software defects for various software projects. You can easily download and install the Mantis for your use. mantisbt now also provides a hosted version of the software. You can easily customize Mantis to map your software development workflow.

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It is not compulsory to host Mantis on VPS or Cloud server we are able to also deploy(host) Mantis on shared hosting. For hosting Mantis we’d like only 1 shared hosting account, If you do not know which are the best-shared hosting provider please view our other blog.

In this post, I will be able to show you ways to put the Mantis Bug Tracker tool on a Shared hosting platform hostinger


Why Install  Mantis Bug Tracker On Shared Hosting(Hostinger)?

There are many reasons why I would like to put Mantis on shared hosting, some of these may be:

  • Hostinger’s shared hosting price is extremely cheap
  • It provides support of auto-install of Mantis
  • Shared hosting comes with large storage
  • You don’t have to administer the server
  • Backups are very simple

Apart from this, one of my favorite parts is the very simple and fast process of hosting  Mantis Bug Tracker on shared hosting.

Install Mantis Bug Tracker on Hostinger(Shared Hosting)

The first thing you need to do is log in to your Hostinger account. Afterward setup up your domain or subdomain for the Mantis instance to use.

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    1. In HPanel, visit  Subdomains section and add the subdomain you wish to use. In this example, my subdomain is
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    2. Again in HPanel, go to the Auto installer section and click on Others.MantisBT, install Mantis on shared hosting, install Mantis on hostinger
    3. Then select other.MantisBT, install Mantis on shared hosting, install Mantis on hostinger
    4. select Mantis.MantisBT, install Mantis on shared hosting, install Mantis on hostinger
    5. Fill up the below form.MantisBT, install Mantis on shared hosting, install Mantis on hostinger





Congratulations, you just installed Mantis on shared hosting; I told you it was easy!



MantisBT Demo and Information

Want to quickly see how the open-source software MantisBT works? You’ll find a free and updated demo installation of MantisBT here.

Before using this demo please notice:


Shared and self-resetting MantisBT demo

There is a public demo installation of MantisBT which is shared with others and resets itself hourly. You can access it by visiting the following link:

About MantisBT

MantisBT is a free web-based bug tracking system developed using PHP programming language. The first software development was started in 2000 by Kenzaburo Ito, but two years later he was joined by other developers who helped expand MantisBT features and capabilities, releasing new versions. Although Mantis Bug Tracker was originally intended to track software vulnerabilities, it can also be configured to become a common bug and uninstall the tracking system, making it more like a project management tool.

One of the most important features of MantisBT version 1.2.0, released in 2012, was the launch of an event-run plugin. This paved the way for the development of new extensions and end-to-end plugins that help improve current MantisBT features. Considering it to be a bug tracking system and users need to stay connected to the status of each problem, MantisBT provides email notifications based on changes in system problems. It also allows users to configure what types of emails they want to receive and set different filters. An RSS server is available that displays problems that have been resolved, and will be integrated with Twitter via the plugin. This allows a notification to be sent to a tweet every time a problem is resolved.

Other examples of MantisBT features include the ability to set user access control levels depending on the project and the ability to customize your problem fields, notifications and workflow. If you want to get a comprehensive review of MantisBT you can use the links above to sign up for our MantisBT demo. A manager demo will show you how to customize your workflow. In the online demo you can also customize the look of your MantisBT by installing a theme manager plugin. This allows you to create your own MantisBT theme and change the color of the bug in your css file.

If you are given that the software has no changes you can easily go to their official website and download the new version. You can configure your MantisBT demo site after completing the installation process. In terms of requirements, MantisBT has compliant hardware requirements and works on Windows, MacOS, OS / 2, Linux, Solaris, the BSDs, and just about anything that supports the required server software. Requires a web server that supports PHP, such as Apache or Microsoft IIS, but is expected to work with any of the latest web server software. You will also need a website to store all its data, such as MySQL (or one of its forks, eg MariaDB) or PostgreSQL. On the client-side it will work on any modern browser available in the market. The most recent version of MantisBT was released by 2.24.2 and released on September 25, 2020 under version 2 of the GNU General Public License.

which programming language is needed to install mantis?

MantisBT requires a configured web server, the PHP programming language interpreter and a relational database management system supported via MantisBT and ADOdb.

Where to find the plugins

MantisBT plugins can be found at

More plugins can be found at


How to install the plugin

  1. Download and open the plugin files on your computer
  2. Upload plugin directory and files containing files under <yourMantisRoot> / plugins
  3. On MantisBT go to Manage> Manage plugins. You will see a list of plugins installed and not yet installed
    Click the Install link to install the plugin.

WARNING: some plugins need to modify the MantisBT spine for it to work (e.g. adding new Events). Please note that such changes are not recommended or supported by the MantisBT team, as they present us with bugs and/or inconsistencies in future versions. Use such plugins at your own risk!


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