How to install b2Evolution on your hosting
B2evolution is a free, opensource blogging platform. It is a CMS system which allows the ability to upload multiple blogs, photo albums and pages with added community features such as forums and private messaging. For a hassle free, easy way to install b2evolution onto your domain, you can use Squirrel Hosting's 1 click install software and follow the guide below.
Our 1 click install software will only install to an empty directory. If your hosting account is new, make sure you have removed the default index.html. Failure to install in an empty directory will result in a blank page once you have attempted to run the install.
Step 1 Log in to eXtend
Log in to your eXtend control panel. For your username and password as well as details on how to do this, check your welcome email. You can also access your eXtend control panel via your customer control panel under 'manage your hosting'.
Step 2 Run the b2evolution Weblog 1 click install
Once you have logged into your eXtend control panel, locate the b2evolution Weblog icon under the CGI scripts section. After you have found it, click on the icon to move on to the next step.
You will then be prompted to choose an installation directory to install b2evolution weblog to. You can either choose to install the software to your root directory (example.com) or install it within a folder (example.com/weblog). You are given both options here. If you would like to install to a folder, you need to type the name of the folder into the box available. Once you have decided which is right for you, click 'install now'.
A page will load saying 'Installation Complete'. Two links will be listed in the form of your domain. To move onto the next step, click one of these.
A b2evolution page will appear for version 4.1.6. Click the 'installer' link at the top of the page.
A 'base configuration' page will load. Here you can pick a language from the dropdown box. All of the database settings will have been filled in for you. The base url will be set as your domain / blogs. The blog folder is where your blog posts will be saved. You will also need to fill in your email address. After this, click the 'update config file' button at the bottom of the page.
The next page to load will ask 'How would you like your b2evolution installed?'. Since this is most likely a new install, leave 'new install' selected. However, if you already have b2evolution installed and would like to upgrade from the older version, select 'Upgrade from a previous version of b2evolution'. Once your choice is selected, click the 'go' button.
A page will load entitled 'Installing b2evolution...'. All files will be checked and tables will be created. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find that an admin login and password will have been created for you. Now that your installation is complete, you can now login with these details and get started.
B2evolution weblog is now installed. We hope you have found this guide useful and please feel free to leave any feedback in the comments below.
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