iScripts AutoHoster Installation Manual
iScripts AutoHoster Installation Manual
Please read every step of the relevant instructions before undertaking the first step. It is always a good idea to backup your data before performing any sort of changes to your server/files.
iScripts AutoHoster runs equally well on Linux, Windows or any platform that can support a web server and the PHP language.
We recommend Apache web server, but any web server that supports PHP is acceptable. Server have to meet the following requirements for the best performance.
a) PHP 5.2x or 5.3x
b) MySQL database server 4.1 or greater.
c) Enable Soap in PHP
d) Enable SSL in Apache
Other Requirements for Trouble-free Installation/Compatibility are:
a) SendMail - (Yes)
b) PHP safe mode - (OFF)
c) CURL extension - (Yes)
d) PHP -GD - (Yes)
iScripts AutoHoster performs to it’s maximum potential, if your server meets all of the above conditions
Overview iScripts AutoHoster
iScripts AutoHoster includes the necessary functionalities required to run an efficient and professional hosting business similar to GoDaddy or Hostgator. The hosting management software includes a range of impressive features, making it the only comprehensive online web hosting software available today. Your users can register domains in real-time, use an intuitive site builder to create and publish professional websites, choose hosting plans, and communicate support issues using a built-in help desk system. As the site administrator, you choose whether the site operations are automated or controlled manually. The software also includes billing and account management features, an optional affiliate program, unlimited plans/users, the ability to sell additional value added services, multiple site themes, a knowledge base for easy troubleshooting, automatic billing and invoicing and recurring billing for hosting and domain registration.
Given below are the step to be performed for installing iScripts AutoHoster in your server.
3.1) Unzip the entire contents from autohoster.zip to a desired location. Once complete, upload the contents to the desired location in your server using a FTP client. If you do not have a FTP client we suggest you to use CoreFTP or FTPzilla.
3.2) Set 'Write' permission to the following folders (Set folder permission as 777)
3.3) Provide 'Write' permission for the following files (Set file permission as 777)
3.4) Run the link http://www.yoursitename/install/ in your browser and follow the given below instructions.
If you have uploaded the files in the root (home directory), you can access iScripts AutoHoster installation wizard at http://www.yoursitename .You can also install the script in any directory under the root. For example if you have uploaded the zip file in a directory say http://www.yoursitename/AutoHoster then you can access iScripts AutoHoster at http://www.yoursitename/AutoHoster.
Now fill in the installation form:
Database server host name: It is given as ‘localhost’ in most cases. In all other cases, you can contact your server provider for database host name.
License Key: Make sure you enter the same license key you received at the time of purchase,in the "License Key" field. The script would function only for the domain it is licensed. If you cannot recall the license it is also included in the email you received with subject: iScripts.com software download link. You can also get the license key from your user panel at www.iscripts.com.
Database name, Database Username & Database password: Create a new database from your Cpanel/database manager for iScripts AutoHoster. Also create a database user and provide full access to the database created.
Site Name: iScripts AutoHoster automatically grabs your domain name as site name. If you prefer a different name, you can edit to provide a desired name.
Admin Email: Provide site owner email id.
The settings values are described as below:
01. ENOM Re-seller User Name: Re-seller account user name with ENOM.
02. ENOM Re-seller Password: Re-seller account password.
03. ENOM User IP: IP allowed for the Re-seller account with ENOM.
04. ENOM Mode : Test/Live mode of ENOM Re-seller account.
05. Administrator Name: Name of the administrator of the site.
06. Administrator Signature: Signature of the administrator of the site.
07. Administrator Password: Password of the administrator of the site.
08. Administrator Mail: Mail address of the administrator of the site.
09. Staff Mail: Mail address of the staff of the site.
10. Staff Password: Password of the staff of the site.
11. Company Name: Name of the company.
12. Name of the site: Name of the site.
13. Invoice From: Invoice from details, which are used with invoices.
14. Site Pay Mode: By default site is in "PAID" mode.
15. Email Header: Header of the email to be mailed from the site.
16. Email Footer: Footer of the email to be mailed from the site.
17. Site URL of Secure Server: URL of the secure version of this site. it gets displayed automatically and you can change this.
Once you have completed the installation form, press install now.
3.5) On clicking ‘install now’, iScripts AutoHoster configures the database and script according to your specification. If the installation is successful, you will be able to view the following:
Home URL: http://www.yoursitename/.
Admin URL: http://www.yoursitename/admin.
Username - ‘admin’
Password - ‘admin’
Note: Make sure you change the admin password as soon as the installation procedure is complete.
3.6) It is strongly recommended to remove the 'Write' permission provided to the file 'config/settings.php' for security reasons . Also make sure that you delete 'install' folder once installation is complete