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XOOPS Cube Legacy Install Guide


Before begining the install process, we (the XOOPS Cube team) ask that you
have a good understanding of how to install and support server/hosted
based software. As with anything in life, there's no easy answer or way.
Sinice XOOPS is server based, it's not as easy to install as normal desktop
software which in itself can be daunting to install so, please be familiar with
setting up and installing the software listed below. Be familiar with how to
configure CGI scripts and HTTP server software. It can easily be
demonstrated that 80% of our support questions wind up being improper
configurations with the server componenets or two pieces of software
conflict. No two servers are configured alike.

To install XOOPS for the first time, you'll need to have the minimum following
server software pre-installed:

• HTTP Server (Apache or IIS) "Note, XOOPS only officially supports

• PHP 4.3.2 and higher
• MySQL Database 3.23.XX

Before starting the install, be sure to have:

• Setup the HTTP, PHP and database server properly.

• Create a database for your XOOPS Cube Legacy installation
(Have your hosting company create one if you can't. The install script
does provide this capability with the proper privileges).
• A user account with the proper database permissions.
• The ability to set the following directories and files world writeable:
uploads/, cache/ and templates_c/ and the file mainfile.php
• Turn cookie and JavaScript support in your browser on.

Installing locally

If your running a local environment for development or testing, make sure

that you have the previous requirements met. Once this is done, copy the
contents of the HTML directory (from the XOOPS Cube Legacy distribution
file or CVS) to the root document path of your web environment. Once the
files are copied there, you can start the install by typing
This will start the install process.
Installing on a hosted platform

If your running in a hosted environment, unpack the XOOPS Cube Legacy

files locally or on the server if you have telnet or SSH access. Once you done
this, make sure to move or copy all XOOPS Cube Legacy files from the HTML
directory to your root web directory (your provider usually provides this
location with directions). Once the files are copied there, you can start the
install by typing This will start the install process.

Continuing the install

After performing the above procedures, your ready to continue installing

XOOPS Cube Legacy with the Install Wizard. The first screen in the install
Wizard takes you to will be the welcome screen.

Click the Next button to continue on to the next screen.

The next part of the install Wizard is designed to check your file and
directory permissions. If your running in a Win32? environment, this should
be a pretty painless install. If you running in a UNIX environment, the Wizard
will display any problems and the corrective actions to take if there are

If all lights are green on the Wizard, click Next to continue. If not, please
read the screen and perform the necessary actions recommended by the

The next part of the Wizard is for writing the settings to the mainfile.php file.

The General Settings screen is self explanatory so, input the required
information into the files and click next.

The next four Wizard screens are informational displaying the settings from
the General Settings screen for your confirmation and to show that the
values were written correctly.

If you seen any Red lights, please click the Back button to make the proper
The next Wizard screen is will be to show the progress for accessing the

If your in a hosted environment with out the proper access to create

databases, please check with your provider for help in getting a database. If
your provider (or you) created the database, all lights should be green. If you
get a red light stating the DB does not exist and your user name has the
ability to create databases, then click next and the install Wizard will
attempt to create the database for you. If your user id does not have the
rights to create a database, please correct this and continue the install. The
next two screens are informational on trying to create and access the
database. Click Next or Back depending on the Wizard screen.

After clicking next a couple of times, you will come to an informational

screen showing the results of table creation. If there is a problem, please
refer to the FAQ or XOOPS Cube Forums for further assistance.

If all lights are green, your ready to proceed by clicking Next.

The next Wizard screen is for inputting site administrative information.

Please be careful here and write down or remember your administrative

password. You'll need this after the install to continue setting up your XOOPS
Cube site. Once you have completed inputting the correct information, click
Next to continue. * Note, try to refrain from using names with spaces for the
Admin name. *

The next screen is informational. If all the lights are green, click Next to


Your installation should now be complete. You can check the site out by
clicking the "HERE" text on the last screen. If all went well, then your new
site should be up and running. If not, please refer to the FAQ or XOOPS Cube
Forums for further assistance.