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Power CMS installation

Thread began 4/15/2016 12:31 pm by paulmgillard360368 | Last modified 4/21/2016 5:32 pm by Ray Borduin | 193 views | 4 replies |

paulmgillard360368

Power CMS installation

Hi Support

Recently I purchased MAMP pro, and have managed to set up a local host successfully.

I just tried to install PowerCMS to a site, but have got one error message in a window of the installation wizard.


The message says:

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File Permissions

Files and directories cannot be created. Verify the ../ directory has write permissions on your server. 
Please make sure the ../Connections folder has write permissions on your server.

Run Check Again
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I see that it has put files to the server as well as adding many to my website. Is this message referring to the localhost server on my Mac here, or is it referring to the remote server?

What is the problem with it please? Have I got to contact the hosting IT person and request that he does something to the permissions on the server?

Please advise. Thank you.

Regards
Paul

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The error is associated with the server you are currently browsing when you see the error. You can usually correct permissions directly through Dreamweaver's remote server tab on remote servers or from your local file system when running locally.

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paulmgillard360368

Thanks Ray.

It's weird because I now get three crosses now instead of one.

I'm wondering if the permissions all need to be write enabled?

Once these little issues are put right on the server, will the rest of the installation be able to take place from the diagnostic menu?

Am I right to assume that I cannot do anything from my Mac here with MAMP pro running? I manually added the files to the remote server from the ../Connections folder (which had not loaded previously)

How do I know if all the relevant installation files are now sitting on the remote server? Is there a check list? I am new to this and it's very frustrating!!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If you install and get it running locally, then you upload the entire site and it will have all of the files.

Once the checkboxes are showing then the rest of the installation should go smoothly.

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paulmgillard360368

I have things up and running now, Ray. Just wanted to thank you for kindly assisting me with things so far. The interface looks very good and it's very exciting for me to be running my own CMS, complete with a database.

Cheers
Paul

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