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I want to install PhP nuke on my powweb account. I checked the F.A.Q on this subject, and it says
"PHP Nuke can be run on our systems, but will need a lot of editing to do so."
Uhm, what does that mean exactly. I am a total newbie on this subject. Also, i am not fammilliar with DataBases at all. I assume i need to activate MySQL Database for 10 bucks (How long before that is activated after i purchased it?)
Is it high tech anyway? Or simple to install. Can anyone give me some pointers to help me either to install it, or help me avoid horrible embaressment by not getting it to run at all ;) Does it generate a lot of traffic btw?
Thanks for awnsering in advange :)
4-18-03, 07:09 PM
phpnuke runs just fine on powweb servers. You will need to order mysql through OPS. Ordering mysql is instant, no lag time.
Here is a site Jade Dragon has put together to help people just like you.
Good link. Thanks. I'll order MYsql then.
But then i don't really understand the line 'PHP Nuke can be run on our systems, but will need a lot of editing to do so.'. And how 'traffic heavy' is it. I don't want it to eat up half the monthly allowed bandwich when i start to get some visitors ;)
4-19-03, 01:59 AM
Mainly the editing you have to do is actually very minimal. It used to be ( a long time ago by the posts I once dug up ) - that php was implemented in a cgi method where-in many pre-built scripts did not work right out of the box. But due in no small part to the large community of PHP developers out there, PowWeb has been able to incorporate some of those technologies to eliminate most, if not all, of the hurdles that pre-built php scripts used to face.
This evidently was done mainly for security reasons.
P.S. the only editing you will really have to do is in 1 file, config.php - you will need to put in the MySQL server's name, your SQL username, your SQL password, the name of the database, and finally a table prefix if you are running multiple sql databases to minimize corruption. There is 1 caveat emptor IE you will need to run an .SQL inquiry to set up your database first, if you check out Jade Dragon's website I'm sure she explains it all there.
Oke thank you.
Another question. I was just ordering mySQL. But there is something i don't understand. The faq says:
There is no limit to the number of mySQL databases that you can have. Keep in mind that you will have to pay the one time setup fee for each database that you order. You can have up to three MySQL users/passwords for each database.
I don't understand this. If i need to create a few tables in order to run PhPNuke i pay for each? And is it important wich name i give the DataBase? Or do i need to give it a specific name.
Also, i have a chatroom script (UltraChat. Anyone fammiliar? Is it the best choice for a chatroom? It only needs to be simple without banner adds.) i want to install. It asks me to create 2 tables. Can i do that in the same DataBase, or do i need to create a new one?
Hope you can awnser these questions to :)
4-19-03, 09:48 AM
When you order a mysql db it is the one time fee of $10.00 USD. You are not charged for however many tables you want to put in it.
The trafic phpNuke uses depends on howmany visitors, which theme you use (some are not optimized and have larger graphics) and how many modifications you make to it. PhpNuke is very much modular and is built to run on shared hosting like we have here or dedicated hosting. Things to keep in mind, there are hundreds of scripts and mods that you can make or addon to phpNuke the more you add on the greater your chance of going over the mysql limit of queries per hour. If you think your site is going to be extremely popular there are many work- arounds that you can use to streamline performance. As far and bandwidth goes, I have from 100k to 300k per page view, some of my pages are graphic intensive.
phpNuke handles all its content through the mysql database, and has integrated editors through its admin panel. You will need a very basic knowledge of HTML to do a little editing, the only real advantage is that you do not have to create every page by hand and upload via FTP.
I am not familiar with the Chat script but adding a few table to the same db as nuke is not a problem, just make sure you chose a different prefix than "nuke_". You must chose a name that is Unique to the system, and chose a password that is not easily guessed. Write these down for quick reference when installing your applications.
If you wish to install independant scripts from nuke then I recommend another database to handle it. For example if you want to install a commerce app which also requires a mysql db, then really another db is the way to go.
phpNuke 6.5 does come with the phpBB forum already integrated to use.
I do have installation instruction both in http://help.powweb.com and http://pownuke.com If you find you are stuck on something, give a shout and I'll see if I can find the answer.
Alright. I created the DataBase. I carefully folowed the steps on your website. Only i have no idea what you mean with this part:
Uploading your SQL file to the database
- phpMyAdmin: click on the database name, click on the "SQL" tab in the main screen. Click "browse" button and find the Nuke.SQL file located in the "sql" folder. Click "go"
- MySql Front: click on the database name. Click on the SQL Query tab. Click on the "open folder" button. browse to the Nuke.sql file located in the "sql" folder. Click on the first > arrow button or hit F9.
If you could explain this step in a bit more detail...
Thanks again :)
4-19-03, 06:36 PM
phpmyadmin and mysql front are two programs you can use to manage your database.
phpmyadmin is web based and once you upload and configure it you will have easy access to your database. You will also have to use .htacess to protect your phpmyadmin folder.
mysql-front is a program that you use on your computer. It is a much safer way of managing your database and will not time out on larger scripts as phpmyadmin does.
you will only need one or the other.
I can't remember the url for mysql-front, if you do a little search I'm sure you'll find it.
Ohhh. I thought they were 2 different steps you had to take. Not to options to go from. And i couldn't find that option in the member panel :D
Well then i guess i'll go with mysql-front. That way i won't also have to deal with learning .htaccess, nor have to go to all that trouble of uploading ect.
Now i know what they ment with 'a lot of editing to do'.
Well, i'll download that program and see if i can get it to work. Thansk again for your help Jade Dragon :) I hope i can fiddle the rest out now ;)
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