dotProject CMS Manual Installation

DotProject is included in the 1-click install tool you will find in the software section of your website control panel. There are two ways to install the dotProject website You can use our QuickInstall tool or you download the full installation package to your local computer and upload it to your web hosting account.

There are also two ways to run the upload. The first one is to extract the archive on your local computer and use an FTP client. The second is to upload the package directly through the cPanel's File Manager and extract the files and folders to the desired location. If you want to load the software directly through your home directory, then extract the files under the public_html folder. Otherwise, if you prefer to access it through a subdomain upload the files under public_html/subfolder.

The files and folders permissions should be recursively changed to 755. This can be completed through your FTP client. Additionally, prior to performing the installation, a new database for dotProject should be created and a database user should be added to it.

Open the dotProject web location through your browser (for example: Click on the link saying Click Here To Start Installation and wait 5 seconds and you will be redirected to the installation page.

Click on the Start Installation button. Todhost servers are fully compatible with the dotProject application so you can disregard the red warnings.

Next, fill in the information about your database:
Database Host Name: localhost
Database Name : username_database* (the name of the MySQL database you have previously created).
Database User Name: the database user that you have set (same prefix rule as for the database).
Database User Password: the corresponding database user password.
Leave all other settings as they are and click on install db & write cfg.
If you have entered all fields correctly, you should get a confirmation screen stating that the installation has been completed:
Click on Login and Configure the dotProject System Environment.
Log in with the following default details:
Username: admin
Password: passwd (It is recommended to change the default password from the dotProject admin area -> User Admin.)

You will get a warning that the install directory is still present under your account.
The directory needs to be deleted. You can do that from cPanel -> File Manager or through your local FTP client.
From the System Configuration list you can change the values to match your needs.
Then click on the Save button located at the bottom right corner.
The installation is fully completed. You can now add new projects to your application.

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