Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Automated Installation Using an Installer

An auto installer also known as scripts installer, is used to automate the installation of the software. For you to know more about it, visit What is a Web Application Auto-Installer?

Requirement: Your server hosting account must have the specific auto installer that you will going to use!

Note that we already have blogs how to automate the installation of the software that you want to install to your website by using:

Softaculous Auto Installer Fantastico De Luxe

If the web application installer on your control panel is different from the scripts installers that are linked above, then you can still view them to see how it works. Actually it's really easy to use an auto installer, you can even use it without any instructions but if you still need it, as I said you can view the links above and you can also check the following simple guidelines below for using a simple auto installer:

  1. Log in to your control panel that have the specific scripts installer that you'll going to use.
  2. Find the “Auto Installer” application on your logged control panel. It may be found on the Website section of the applications and may have a name such as “Auto Installer” or any.
  3. Inside the web application installer, find the exact name of the software you may wish to install to your website, and click it.
  4. Now you may see some information about the software that you've chosen. You will going to install it and when you're now on the installation form, fill out that form such as these:
    1. Choose what folder do you want to “Install To”. For example if you want to install in only "example.com" then leave it empty, and if you want to install to "example.com/wordpress" then fill the word "wordpress" therein the field.
    2. Fill your personal username in the “Administrator username” field.
    3. Fill a strong password in the “Administrator password” field.
    4. There may be another fields which was not listed here. And if there are another fields, you need to fill out all the required fields therein the form!
    And last, click on such as “Install {Software Name} to continue. (Note that the {Software Name} is our term on the name of the software you chose.)
    • And if there's another part of the installation form that you need to fill out after the previous form, just simply fill out those and continue.
      • And if there's an error message that's printed on the screen, just read it and try to understand the problem for you to be able to fix the specific problem on your installation by yourself if it's possible.
  5. Some installer will pop up a message such as Directory content will be overwritten. Do you wish to continue?
    • Click "OK" if you want the software package to overwritten the targeted folder if it exist! (Note that some autoinstaller may warn you about overwritten the targeted folder even that folder does not exist.)
    • Or click the "Cancel" button to cancel the automated installation.
      • The fastest solution if there are important files in the targeted folder:
        1. Change the location to an unexisting directory where you want to install the software.
        2. And now click on such as “Install {Software Name} below the form again.
      • Or move the existing folder first manually before processing the automated installation.
      • Or move or save your important files thein the existing folder first before processing the installation.
  6. And then wait a few seconds while the Software is now being installed.
  7. If such as a progress bar reaches 100% and the Software installed to your web server, you can now “View result”.
  8. Now that the software has successfully installed, some simple auto installer will print the installation details. It's better to get a copy of those details, such as Software name, Version, Installation URL, Admin Login URL, Admin username, Admin password, Database Name, Database Username and Database Password.
  9. And now you can also see some of the details and actions on your Currently Installed Software about the specific web application.
  10. If you haven't encounter any error then it is now finished. The software that you chose lately has now installed to your website!

Even the instructions on the links and the simple guidelines above are different for your scripts installer, you can still get an idea how it works by reading them. Just a simple understanding would make you automatically install the software that you want using any auto installer.

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