CMS: PostNuke

Install Guides

Step 1: Create a database via your hosting control panel, refer to your setup email for login information. If your site does not have a control panel please request a MySQL database setup for your domain by opening a support ticket.

• Log in to your hosting control panel
• Click the Tools link in the navigation
• Click the Database Manager icon
• Create a MySQL database and make note of the database name, user and password

Step 2: Download the latest version zip from the PostNuke web site

Step 3: Extract the zip file to a directory on your computer, make sure the 'encoded' variable in the config.php file is set to 0 as such $pnconfig['encoded'] = '0';

Step 4: Upload all the PostNuke files and folders via FTP to the location on your web server where you want to install the content management system

Step 5: Set ReadWriteDelete permissions on config.php, config-old.php and the /pnTemp folder for the *_web user. This can be done via the ACL Manager under the Tools link in your hosting control panel, if you do not have a control panel please open a support ticket to request the permission changes

Step 6: Point your browser to the install.php file on your web site where you uploaded the PostNuke files to get started with the installation steps.

Step 7: On the Database Information step use for database host and fill in the information you noted when creating your database

Step 8: Proceed through the remaining step to complete the installation

Step 9: Change the permissions on config.php back to Read only

Step 10: Delete the install files and log in to the PostNuke administration panel to configure your content management system

To keep your site and CMS secure it is important to install software updates as soon as possible! Check with the publisher of the software frequently if any updates are available.

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