Manual Installation of PostNuke
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In order to install PostNuke manually, you will need to download the PostNuke package from here. Once you do that, you will need to upload it on your account using the File Manager tool or via FTP.
Please make sure you upload it in your public_html folder
Next you need to extract it following the instructions listed in the File Manager tutorial. The files are extracted to a folder named after the version of the PostNuke. You can change the name to the one you want by clicking on the folder and selecting Rename.
Next, please, create a new database and user for your PostNuke installation. Please, follow the instructions on how to create MySQL database and user here.
Web Installation of PostNuke
Next, please point your browser to http://yourdomainname.com/path/to/install.php (If you have installed the PostNuke directly into the public_html folder on your site, then you would point your browser to http://yourdomainname.com/install.php). Please change the above strings with the actual URL for your script.
Step 1: Select your language, and then click on the [Set Language] button.
Step 2: Read and accept the General Public License agreement, and click Next.
Step 3: If the files config.php and config-old.php are set to CHMOD 666 you will see checkmarks indicating this. Click Continue.
If you do not see the same as the image above, please login to the File Manager tool and set the config.php and config-old.php to 666. Click here to learn how to change file/folder permissions.
Step 4: Enter the database information:
Database Host: localhost
Database name: username_database * (the name of the database you created).
Database username: the username that you created *
Database password: the password for the username.
Table prefix: nuke (a good name for table prefix)
Database type: MySQL
Database Table Type: MyISAM
* Please note that both your database name and user get the cPanel username prefix. For example if you add a database called post and your cPanel username is user the full name of the database is user_post.
Leave the rest as it is and click [Submit].
Step 5: Next step confirms the info you have entered. If any of the information is incorrect, click the [Edit Information] button. If the information you have entered is correct, click New Installation.
Step 6: At this step a checkbox is there if you wish to create the database. You will not be checking this box, as the database has already been created.
Step 7: Next page lists all the tables created in your MySQL database. Click the [Continue] button.
Step 8: Next, please, enter the information for your Postnuke Admin account. Fill in all the fields, and then click [Set Login].
You will see a list of updated tables in this step. Click the [Finish] button. Well done! You have now finished your Postnuke installation. Click [Go to your PostNuke] site to view your newly installed Postnuke script.