Installation is simple, an automatic wizard helps you to setup it. Please check bellow steps to start easily:
In first stage, download latest version from www.apprain.com/download. You will get full source in *.zip format then extract it.
Upload in Server
Upload the source (extracted from .zip source) in (*)Web Hosting by using FTP/SFTP software. You can use common FTP clients like File Zilla to upload the source.
Web Hosting: Each website runs in a web-hosting/web-server. You can purchase it from any reseller from online or local distributor.
Installer Wizard (Step 1: Requirement Analysis)
Browse your website URL after upload. You will see appRain Installer Wizard has been started. First you will see the basic requirement page. appRain platform require following module installed in the server:
- Apache web server with Mod_Rewrite (Ability to use .htaccess files)
- PHP Version 5.1.0 or newer
- MySQL 4 or newer (Other Popular database is configurable too)
Any (*)Web Hosting Provider can ensure if these features available in the server. After checking the requirement click "Next Button"
Installer Wizard (Step 2: Checking Environment)
In next page you will see a list of file location that require write permission. Most of the locations are related to Cache and File upload.You can change the permission by FTP client that you have used to upload the source. Assign full write to those directories.
After adding permission refresh the page again to see the Next button. Click on that to move on next page
Installer Wizard (Step 3: Database Configuration)
In this step we enter Database information. We have to update following fields
- Database Table Prefix : Helps to reduce conflict with common table in old database.
- Database Host Name: Database Host Name generally use "localhost"
- Database Name: Name of the database to install appRain
- User Name: Database user name
- Password: Database password
Generally we can create database and get these information from the hosting control panel. You will get database information from your hosting provider or you can talk our experts for any reference.
Installer Wizard (Step 4: Security Check)
After database installation you must delete insecure file that exists in installation directory. You have the file in following location:
You can download the file and preserver for further use but never rename and left in server to avoid your own risk.
Installer Wizard (Step 5: Website Information)
In this step you can input website's general information which you can change next time from your admin panel. Just be careful about the Admin user Name and Password that you have to use to login Administrator Panel.
Click next to complete Installation
After installation login admin panel, start further update.
Manually you can change database information. We have all these information in following file
Update all information and save correctly then simply browse website. Just be carefully about the directory access in case of server change.
Also you can simple delete database.xml and browse the website to restart the installation wizard, but always keeps a backup of old database for any urgent recovery.
See following video to get a clear idea
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