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PleaseHelp
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The instructions seem incomplete or designed for those with more experience than me.  I have worked on personal computers, hardware and software, since before Windows 95. I also am an instructor, experienced with writing instructions. I would consider writing better instructions once I get gpEasy installed.  

I had no problem downloading the gpEasy zip file. It is on my PC.

So now, how do I unzip the contents to a folder on my server? And to what folder? Do I first create a forlder on my server for this purpose? I assume that I am to use the File Manager in my cPanel, which I have access and consider easy to understand. 

Next - open the destination folder? What folder is this - the folder that I created on my server? And open it from my web browser - how is that done? Or, is this directing me to open this folder from within the File Manager of cPanel?

I can probably finish the last step if I get this far.

I copied the instructions below from this web address - http://docs.gpeasy.com/Main/Installation

Installation
Step 1 Once you have downloaded gpEasy, unzip the contents into a folder on your server.

Step 2 Then, open the destination folder from your your web browser.

Step 3 The installer will automatically load and will prompt you for an administrator username and password. You may also be required to modify the permissions of the /data directory.
And you're done!

9 years ago#2856

Josh S.
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It's not as clear as it could be is it...

So now, how do I unzip the contents to a folder on my server?

I wish I could say exactly how to do this, but there are too many different ways of doing it to list them all because there are so many different zip programs and server setups.

And to what folder? Do I first create a folder on my server for this purpose?

You should put the files where you want the installation to be accessible on your server. Ex: if you want your installation at http://localhost/new_installation/, you should put the gpeasy files in the corresponding folder via cpanel. This could be /some_folder/www/htdocs/new_installation/ or some other folder structure depending on your server setup.

Next - open the destination folder? What folder is this - the folder that I created on my server? And open it from my web browser - how is that done? Or, is this directing me to open this folder from within the File Manager of cPanel?

The desination folder would be the same folder mentioned in the previous step. So using the previous example, use your web browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc) to navigate to http://localhost/new_installation. The install script will load if your server is set up to handle php.

I hope that helps. Let me know if you have more problems. And if you have specific changes you think we should make to the installation instructions, let me know.

9 years ago#2858

PleaseHelp
5 Posts

Thank you for your reply, as I am sure you meant well and wish to be helpful. I did quite a bit of research that led me to trying gpEasy. I realize what I asked for in this thread is basic and likely common with a lot of platforms. But right out of the gate I get an unexplicable problem with xampplite. And now a "simple" installation problem with gpEasy seems beyond a "simple" resolution. I was hoping to some day be a contributor to gpEasy CMS, as I have a need for this product in building several websites. But for now I will put gpEasy on the back burner and research alternative solutions. 

9 years ago#2859

Steev
47 Posts

PleaseHelp, I feel your pain and I hope the following doesn't insult your smarts or your experience.

gpEasy and, I expect, every CMS tool, assumes you have direct access to the server. If your server access is through cpanel, then you may or, more likely, may not, have such access.

MY server is on the workstation I actually sit at. I installed Apache to C:\Apache2. Under Apache's install directory is one called htdocs, and that folder is my web root, i.e. where index.html or default.html would normally live.

Now, since my own workstation is the server, the only people who can view the webpages served by my Apache webserver installation are (1) me while sitting at my workstation and (2) those inside our office who know the current IP address of my workstation and the port to log in on. From my chair, bringing up http://localhost:8080 or http://127.0.0.1:8080 would serve up the index.html file that lives in C:\Apache2\htdocs. That is, the full web address - from MY chair - would be http://localhost:8080/index.html or http://127.0.0.1:8080/index.html.

From someone ELSE's workstation on the same internal network, the address would be my computer's IP address, and in my case this is 192.168.1.215, i.e., http://192.168.1.215:8080/index.html. (Except, since I'm using gpEasy and it's a PHP application, opening http://192.168.1.215:8080 would call http://192.168.1.215:8080/index.php which would create index.html and give it to Apache to give to me. Or so I understand.)

Note that 127.0.0.1 is always the address of the computer you are sitting at, and 198.168.X.X is the address of the internal network you are on. Thus my gpEasy installation is not viewable by anyone unless they are actually connected to our network. YOUR network, it sounds like, is a public internet site, which you manage via cpanel.

If you are using a hosting provider, their support staff may well have to install gpEasy for you.

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