Posted by - NA - on 24 August 2008 06:45 PM
How to Install DotNetNuke:
DotNetNuke is portal based web site system that is customizable with hundreds of modules that have been built by professionals all over the world covering every aspect of your site.
Before beginning the install process for DotNetNuke please make sure that your domain name is valid and that it is pointing to EPhost. Do this by going to http://whois.domaintools.com/ and typing your domain name in the search bar and then clicking “Lookup”. When the results appear, scroll to the bottom of the page and you should find a few lines that look like this.
Domain servers in listed order:
If “NS1.EPHOST.COM” and “NS2.EPHOST.COM” are not listed under “Domain servers in listed order” then you must first contact the EPhost support department regarding either the registration or transfer of your domain.
To install DotNetNuke as your website content manager the first step you will need to take is to add a database that it can use. Add the database by following these steps:
* If you are unable to add a new database you may not have sufficient resources. Please contact the EPhost Sales Department (email@example.com) to upgrade your package accordingly.
The second step to installing DotNetNuke is to add a user for the database you previously created. Add a user by following these steps:
Before continuing your DotNetNuke installation make sure that you haveASP.NET v2 enabled for your domain by:
* If you are unable to enable ASP.NET 2 you may not have sufficient resources. Please contact the EPhost Sales Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) to upgrade your package accordingly.
The third step to installing DotNetNuke is to obtain files needed for the installation. For this you will need to:
The fourth step to installing DotNetNuke is to extract the files for DotNetNuke:
Note: The default location should be fine as it should be saving back to the same directory that they are already in.
The fifth step to installing DotNetNuke is to edit the configuration file:
The configuration file is a list of options that tell DNN how to act, what to do, and everything it needs to know to operate upon startup. So for DNN to know how to connect to the database you must tell it by entering the database information from earlier, into the configuration file.
To edit the configuration file you will need to:
In the upper section of this file are a couple of sections for the SQLServer 2005 and and SQL Server 2005 Express. Comment out the sections for SQLServer 2005 Express and make sure that the sections for SQL Server 2005 are uncommented. Comments in ASP begin with "". If you read through the code carefully you will find the appropriate sections to comment and uncomment. You will need to enter the internal server IP, database name, database user, and database user password that you recorded earlier in the appropriate sections of the SQL Server 2005 connection strings. If you do not have the necessary information to fill in the connection strings you can go back to your database through the control panel and obtain the information.
The sixth step to installing DotNetNuke is to upload your DotNetNuke files to the directory under which it will be running:
Note: DNN can be installed to any directory or sub-directory. If the directory that you would like to install under does not exist you simply need to create it. If you want people to see your DNN site at www.yourdomain.comthen upload the files to “wwwroot”, but if you want to build and test your site first maybe you create a sub-directory for the files such as “dev” or “development”. With DNN installed to “dev” sub-directory the URL to your DNN site would becomewww.yourdomain.com/dev. However, we strongly recommend that you install DNN to the directory that it is intended to run from, because we are unable to move your DNN installation to a different directory once you have initiated the installation script. It MAY be a chore for you to update DNN files and database entries with the new URL should you decide to move it later.
The seventh step to installing DotNetNuke is to start the installation script:
A few of the basics for moving through the pages of the installation are as follows:
The first thing to do is to log into the host account and set up theadministrator parent portal:
Password: your password
Once you have configured your parent portal log out of the host account and log into the admin portal.
Password: your password
The final steps to take are:
EPhost does not provide ongoing support or troubleshooting for your DNN install or for extending your install with modules. We will help perform upgrades when full releases are available. We don't upgrade to beta releases. Please refer to the DNN site to for reference, resources and modules. http://www.dotnetnuke.com