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installing CMS

Thread began 3/20/2018 11:23 am by webdesignerwags | Last modified 3/21/2018 7:08 pm by Ray Borduin | 96 views | 8 replies |

webdesignerwags

installing CMS

I've been using CMS or PowerCMS for years. I always install the same way. I setup a database and then I upload the whole CMS folder to the server. Then I go to the-domain.com/CMS/install_cms. I should get the installation wizard but instead it takes me to the login page. And of course I don't have a login yet. There are no files in the database at this point.

I just got a new computer running Windows 10 and I couldn't get my copy of Dreamweaver CS6 to load so I went back to CS4.
I'm not sure if I should be using Design Extender or CMS Builder. I had always been using Power CMS2.

Has something changed with CMS2? Are there new instructions somewhere?
Is there a better way to install?

Thank you for your help.
Laura

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Check your connections folder. Is there already a file named: Connections/installed_cms.txt

Delete that file and try again if it exists.

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webdesignerwags

Thank you Ray. I should have known that! I had that same issue many years ago.
So now I put a note in my instructions. But I have one other problem. I got past the database screen. Info was filled in correctly.
Next step is Admin Login. It's telling me I'm not connecting to the database. I've attached a screenshot.
Now what silly, little thing am I missing?
Thank you very much.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This could be an older version of the cms installer that doesn't get around the latest security_mod in apache. We updated the file, but yours may not be updated yet.

If you give me FTP access I can check the file and make sure it is up to date.

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webdesignerwags

Ah - you just jogged my memory. I had this problem last fall too but the weird thing is I just did an installation about 6 weeks ago, using the same upload files. It worked fine.

I read back through all your messages from last fall. You told me I should be using Design Extender files.
I tried that with all the steps of inserting content through Dreamweaver but I just get error messages when I try to connect to database.
I'd rather upload all the files and then connect through the web page but I don't know where to get the files. Are they in DesignExtender_122.zxp?
I downloaded that but don't know how to unzip it.

FTP access in private message area.

Thank you.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Are you sure the connection details are correct in the Connections/PowerCMSConnection.php file? The error implies that file might have the wrong connection information in it.

What is the URL to the website? I can try to install and debug that way.

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webdesignerwags

I just deleted the database and added it again. Same results.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I deleted the connection file and re-ran the installer and it worked. If the connection file exists it doesn't create the database tables since it thinks it was already created.

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webdesignerwags

Oh man! So easy. I just tried another site and it worked perfectly!
I'll make another note in my instructions so I don't have to bug you again.

Thank you so much!

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