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Site Sculptor Content Management Install Wizard

Thread began 6/16/2010 3:24 am by mail328276 | Last modified 6/17/2010 3:08 am by mail328276 | 1114 views | 6 replies |

mail328276

Site Sculptor Content Management Install Wizard

I have used a local copy of XAMPP to provide server facilties in order to be able to evaluate Site Sculptor's capability to produce fast template based sites for commercial purposes.

Unfortunately I do not know what the default input for the data required by Site Sculptor is for the Database setup or even why it requires such information since, in most cases, a database is not required to run PHP based web sites.

The system (Site Sculptor) is asking me, in Step 2 of 4, for Server/Host name which I would have thought might be localhost or 127.0.0.1. The system is asking for Database: and there isn't one as far as I know as standard on vanilla installation of XAMPP. It then asks for a username and password which may well be the standard ones given in the readme text for the XAMPP installation. The provided video tutorial is of no benefit in this scenario.

Please supply the information for what I have described in order that I may test out site sculptor properly.

Site sculptor would be a very much better tool if the documentation was brought up to an acceptable level of proficiency.

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sunsabbath76401977Beta Tester

Hi
I don't know much about xammp, as I to have have just started.
I had a problem with it and still have but that is another post to come.
The problem was, getting into phpMyAdmin to start a data base.
After following the video tutorial I had password issues.
I un-installed xammp and unlike the video left security unchecked.
Accessing phpMyAdmin was a straight click go issue after that and I think you'll find the database is set up straight forward as well.
Sabby76

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neilo

Hi mail,

I wrote a broad outline of processes from xampp download to defining a dynamic site in reply to someone else's post HERE. Bits of that may be useful to you.

I suspect that Site Sculptor set-up asks for Database details because of its integral CMS system which would require a database to store the content.

If the install of XAMPP, PHP, MySql and phpMyAdmin went to plan (and it usually does) you Just need to create a database (any name) beforehand using phpMyAdmin and the setup will create all the tables and relationships etc for you at the time of its running.

You will need to have assigned a super-user (root) password for your mySql installation, - if you haven't already, - its straight forward and detailed in the post I linked to above.

Typically then, your connection database details would be:



$hostname_PowerCMSConnection = "localhost";
$database_PowerCMSConnection = "yourNewDatabaseName";
$username_PowerCMSConnection = "root";
$password_PowerCMSConnection = "yourNewPassword";



And your site's folders and files would be in a sub-folder (site folder) of the xampp/htdocs directory, i.e. xampp/htdocs/mynewsite/

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sunsabbath76401977Beta Tester

That's Jazz
Don't relpy to my preview error posting neilo, the above info shold be enough.
Sabby76

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neilo

OOPS - Too late!

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Jimmy Wu

As Neilo pointed out, the database is to store the details about the cms. It will store the history of the changes that are made to each of the content areas as well as the current content. In another table, relevant login information is set up for the admin section and other site settings as well. Using the database is an integral part of having the site up and running correctly.

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mail328276

Much obliged to you Neilo for your clear explanation as to how to use Site Sculptor with XAMPP. I was looking for a portable solution to the mandatory requirement by 'Site Sculptor' for a server environment and your really helpful forum entry provides an excellent solution.

I would go as far as saying that WebAssist owe you a debt of gratitude on the basis that their applications are specifically marketed to those who have not had extensive training in this sphere and the currently available documentation did not cover this issue.

Without server technology 'Site Sculptor' is of limited value.

As an alternative, it is obviously possible to use Microsoft Server 2003 or 2008 with IIS as host environment for editting purposes which enables correct display of PHP extensions and, as such, it is not necessary to be running mySQL and using the database required by 'Site Scuptor' with XAMPP. However the fact that XAMPP or WAMP is free and runs concurrently on the same PC as Site Sculptor are persuasive arguments in it's favour.

Thanks again.

Peter

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