Feb 3, 2011 53
Having problems installing w-script? Read this.
!!Some parts here is from personal experience only and may be wrong due to the lack of proper documentation, if you know better please comment
First of all, download latest w-script version, there should be large green button somewhere in this page.
Unzip the package.
Fire up your favorite FTP client, if you don’t have one, I’d suggest using FileZilla, install and usage instructions are on their site.
Upload all the files from folder wscript to your host.
The uplouad takes a few minutes, so meanwhile go to your host’s CPanel (usually yourdomain.com/cpanel) Find the section Databases there and click on MySQL® Database wizard.
In the next window enter the database name, in this example it will be “walls” click next.
There you enter database user name and password, I usually use the same name I used for the database, so user name is “walls” too. enter password twice, click “Crate user”.
In next window you will see this text:
Added user “hellkern_walls” with password “YourPassword”.
Step 3: Add User to the Database
(instead of “hellkern” there will be your database prefix)
Now !!Important select “All Privileges” and click next.
There is text:
Step 4: Complete the task
User hellkern_walls was added to the database hellkern_walls.
Go back to your FTP client, the file transfer should be finished now, if not wait for a bit.
Make sure you chmod all the necessary files correctly. Use this tutorial.
Go to yourwebsite.com and the installation screen should appear.
Field name / What to enter there
Hostname / leave it al “localhost” , if it does not work use “ftp.yourwebsite.com” or other link, if your hosting provided one.
Database name / Your DB name, in this example “hellkern_walls“
Database User / Your DB user, in this example “hellkern_walls“
Database Password / DB password, in this example “YourPassword“
Database Prefix / DB prefix, in this example “hellkern_”
Admin Psername / Your user name
Admin Password / Your Password. Use at least 8–9 characters, may cause errors if too short (not tested)
Admin Email / Your email
Site Name / Your site name, keep it short, 3–4 words is enough, may cause errors if too long (not tested)
Site Slogan / Your site slogan, keep it short, 5–6 words is enough, may cause errors if too long (not tested)
(Will add screenshot with properly filled install form later)
And this is a screenshot of form with some mistakes:
Try to guess how many are there
Press “Perform installation” if everything is ok, you should get text like “delete installation folder to continue”, if not make sure you did all the steps exactly as written here. If thete is still error please post a screenshot of it in the Support Forum.
Delete folder “install” from your host.
(Optional, use only if you wan’t usee SEO friendly url’s and rank better in search engines)
Once installation is finished log in to your website, go to Manage->Site Settings
In there go to Settings tab, cose to the bottom there are a setting “Enable mod_rewrite”. Choose yes and click save.
Now this will probably mess up the whole site, but don’t worry, here is a fix: go to your FTP client and delete file .htaccess (You might need to enable “Show Hidden Files” seting in your FTP client to see it)
Open the folder “wscript” you downloaded/unzipped earlier, take file _htaccess, copy it to your host and rename as .htaccess there. !!Important Make sure the new .htaccess is CHmodded as 644, or you might just get hacked..
I hope this helped, if you have any suggestions or questions please comment.