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Help with Intallation

Postby medhatter » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:13 pm

Hi there,

I am installing openJ to host a journal. I have my journal website hosted on another server(but with no database capacity). I want to get a separate server to host OJS. I'm just wondering how would I go about doing so? I'd like to keep the domain consistent for the user, i.e they would still see the same domain on address bar.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Help with Intallation

Postby asmecher » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:48 am

Hi medhatter,

OJS will be fairly agnostic to the way it's being served up -- the same considerations will apply as if you were doing virtual hosting, i.e. you might need to change OJS's base_url[...] directives to get it to generate the right URLs (including for CSS URLs and the like), but it generally doesn't care what URL it's requested from. I suggest looking into your existing server's ability to proxy, e.g. using mod_proxy for Apache, in order to permit both your existing website and OJS to coexist under the same URL. We won't be able to help you with configuring mod_proxy here, but can help with the OJS-specific configuration aspects.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
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