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glfusion:installation [2011/01/06 21:21]
glfusion:installation [2016/09/13 19:45] (current)
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 +===== glFusion Installation=====
 +
 +**There are separate [[glfusion:​upgrade|upgrade instructions]] if you have an existing installation.**
 +
 +Try these instructions first. If you still need help, follow one of the links below:
 +
 +  * **Step 1:** Make sure your server meets the [[requirements]]. \\ \\
 +  * **Step 2:** Download the latest release from the [[https://​www.glfusion.org/​filemgmt/​viewcat.php?​cid=1|Download Page]]. \\ \\
 +  * **Step 3:** Unpack the distribution archive and upload/copy the files to your web space. \\ \\
 +  * **Step 4:** Create a MySQL database for your glFusion site. **It is recommended that you use utf8_general_ci or utf8mb4_generial_ci** as the database collation. Make note the server name (address), userid and password for your new database.\\ \\
 +  * **Step 5:** Open the Installation Wizard (**%%http://​www.yoursitehere.com/​admin/​install%%**) in your browser and follow the instructions. (For additional information,​ see the [[glfusion:​installation:​install_wizard|Installation Wizard instructions]].) \\ \\
 +  * **Step 6:** //Login with the default username / password (admin / password) and **immediately change the password**//​. \\ \\
 +  * **Step 7:** Check out the [[glfusion:​quickstart|Quick Start page]] and browse through the documentation to see what all you can do with your glFusion site. \\ \\
 +
 +
 +===== Detailed Instructions =====
 +
 +  * [[glfusion:​installation:​extract|Extracting a .tar.gz or .zip archive]]
 +  * [[glfusion:​installation:​permissions|How to set up permissions]]
 +  * [[glfusion:​installation:​database|Setup MySQL Database]]
 +  * [[glfusion:​installation:​install_wizard|Installation Wizard]]
 +
 +
 +===== It Works! What Now? =====
 +
 +Once you have completed the installation be sure to rename the public_html/​admin/​install directory. Also, pay attention to the success message to learn how to log in as the administrator and change the default password.
 +
 +<note warning>
 +Be sure to rename the public_html/​admin/​install/​ directory when you have successfully installed glFusion.
 +</​note>​
 +
 +You can log into glFusion using the default administrator'​s account. ​
 +
 +**Username:​** admin\\
 +**Password:​** password
 +
 +<note warning>
 +Make sure you change the default password IMMEDIATELY!
 +</​note>​
 +
 +Now is a great time to check out the [[glfusion:​quickstart|Quick Start page]]. ​
 +
 +You may want to consider doing the following as well:
 +
 +  * Subscribe to the glFusion Announce [[:​mailinglist|mailing list]] to keep up-to-date on important announcements.
 +  * Register an account on the glFusion.org web site and start collaborating in the forums.
 +  * Tell your friends!
 +===== It Doesn'​t Work! Troubleshooting =====
 +
 +If you've encountered problems installing glFusion, and you've carefully checked each of the steps above:
 +
 +  * [[https://​www.glfusion.org/​|Download the source package]] again to ensure you do not have a corrupt download
 +  * Upload your files again---FTP corruption is a common cause for problems. ​
 +  * Check out the [[https://​www.glfusion.org/​forum/​index.php?​forum=28|glFusion Support Forum]]. Search for any error messages you may have received during installation,​ or post them in the forum.
 +  * Check out the [[glfusion:​install_troubleshooting|Trouble Shooting]] page.
 +
 +