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lost with installing

Postby mmccallum » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:19 pm

I should point out that I have no idea what 90% of the stuff in the documents associated with OJS mean! So, if I sound dumb, its cause on this subject I definitely am! Please help!

Currently, I have my OJS unzipped in a folder titled OJS located in my public_html folder.

1) For a secure deployment it says that I should dedicate a database to OJS. How do I do this? Is this done using phpMyAdmin on my server's page, or something else. I have never done this!

2) The next step should be to make the following files/directories writeable.
config.inc.php
public
cache
cache/t_cache
cache/t_config
cache/t_compile
cache/_db
How do I do this? Where is the text located that needs to be changed?
the README file says to use chown or chmod. What is chown and chmod, where do I find them and how are they used?

2) the install directions say to create a directory to store uploaded files in, and to make it writeable. And to place it in a non-web-accessible location. Ok, I simply don't understand. Do they mean a folder outside of the public_html folder? And again, the writeable issue comes up.
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Postby asmecher » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:50 pm

Hi Malcolm,

Unfortunately, the details of how all this works will vary from server to server, depending on the particular OS (Windows, various distributions of Linux, etc.) and the particular configuration of the host. Some will allow you to create databases via PHPMyAdmin, some will assign you a single previously-created database, etc. My suggestion would be to find someone local who has experience with web applications; OJS is a fairly standard LAMP application and anyone who's installed one before (e.g. Drupal) should be able to set you up within an hour. Once this is finished you should be able to run the site without any particular server admin experience, except for the odd upgrade (which again is a fairly straight-forward process).

The Simon Fraser University does provide hosting and support services; see http://software.lib.sfu.ca/support.html for details.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
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