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</head><body><h1 id="Installation">Installation</h1><div class="level1">The installation of OrbitFAQ is very easy and should take you less than 10 minutes.<br /><br /><div class="wiki_toc"><p class="wiki_toc_title">Table of Contents</p><ol><li><a class="link" href="#Installation">Installation</a><ol><li><a class="link" href="#Pre_requisites">Pre-requisites</a></li><li><a class="link" href="#Download_the_Files">Download the Files</a></li><li><a class="link" href="#Create_the_Folders">Create the Folders</a></li><li><a class="link" href="#Create_the_Database">Create the Database</a></li><li><a class="link" href="#Create_Database_Structure">Create Database Structure</a></li><li><a class="link" href="#Create_Required_Folder_Rights">Create Required Folder Rights</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><br /></div><h2 id="Pre_requisites">Pre-requisites</h2><div class="level2">OrbitFAQ is a web based application developed using PHP with a MySQL Backend and so requires a pre-configured webserver (apache is my choice) with php (<a class="world" href="http://www.php.net/" target="_blank">http://www.php.net/</a>) and mysql (<a class="world" href="http://www.mysql.com" target="_blank">http://www.mysql.com</a>) installed.<br /><br />For Captcha to work you must also have the GDLib installed with PHP.<br /></div><h2 id="Download_the_Files">Download the Files</h2><div class="level2">The latest version of Orbit FAQ can be downloaded from:<br /><a class="world" href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=196730&package_id=232657" target="_blank">http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=196730&package_id=232657</a><br /></div><h2 id="Create_the_Folders">Create the Folders</h2><div class="level2">Decide where you would like the orbitfaq frontend to be run from and extract the files. This could be a domain root directory (such as http://www.domain.com) or could be a subfolder (such as http://www.domain.com/orbitfaq/)<br /></div><h2 id="Create_the_Database">Create the Database</h2><div class="level2">Using an application such as MyPhpAdmin create your new database - recommended name <strong>"orbitfaq"</strong><br /></div><h2 id="Create_Database_Structure">Create Database Structure</h2><div class="level2">Run the install\orbitfaq_cleandb.sql using PhpMyAdmin or something similar<br /></div><h2 id="Create_Required_Folder_Rights">Create Required Folder Rights</h2><div class="level2">Set the following folders as writable by the web server account (usually <strong>nobody</strong> or <strong>httpd</strong>).<br /><br />NOTE: These should be located here:<font face="courier new" size="2" color="#FF0000"><br />{ORBITFAQ_ROOT}\setup<br />{ORBITFAQ_ROOT}\setup\*<br />{ORBITFAQ_ROOT}\userfiles<br />{ORBITFAQ_ROOT}\skins\default\skins_c<br />{ORBITFAQ_ROOT}\orbitfaq\skins\admin\skins_c</font><br /><br />Please note that the <strong>skins_c</strong> folder will need to be writable for all skins because used in your FAQ.</div></body></html>
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