Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Social Engine Installation

Social Engine Installation

Before installing social engine you need to create a Mysql database and database user with a strong password. Please also add the user to the database and assign  all privellages on to the database user.

You can download a copy of SocialEngine from the client area of our website :


Create a directory on your server where SocialEngine will be placed (e.g. "/socialnetwork") or, if you wish, you can simply use your existing HTTP root directory (e.g. "/httpdocs", "/public_html").

Download the SocialEngine4 ZIP file and extract it's contents to your computer.

Upload all the extracted files to your server.

Point your browser to the directory where your SocialEngine files were uploaded (e.g. "http://www.example.com/socialnetwork", "http://www.example.com").

Step 1: Enter your License Key :

Enter your SocialEngine license key and click Continue

Step 2: Check Requirements

Most of the requirements listed on this page should already be meet if your server meets the minimum requirements required by SocialEngine. If your server does not meet the minimum requirements, please contact your hosting provider.

f you are using a Unix server (or Unix variant, like Linux, OS X, FreeBSD, etc.), 777 permissions must be applied to the following directories:


To apply permissions to these directories manually login over FTP and recursively set the permissions of the directories listed above to 777. To have SocialEngine set the permissions for these directories automatically, click on the "do it automatically" link.

Step 3: Select your connection type

If you select FTP/FTPS as your connection type, enter your FTP information and click Continue.

NOTE: If you are not sure what the path is to your SocialEngine installation directory, set the FTP Path to "/" and select "Search for SocialEngine Path". The     installation wizard will automatically find the correct file path to your SocialEngine installation directory.

 If you select None as your connection type, enter the path to your SocialEngine installation directory click Continue.


After SocialEngine has found and set the necessary permissions, click the Retry Requirements Test button to check the requirement once more.


  If all requirements have been meet, click the Continue button to proceed to step 3.


 Step 3: Setup MySQL Database

    Enter your MySQL database information and click Continue.


  If SocialEngine is able to connect to your database, click the Continue button to proceed



If SocialEngine is able to create your database tables successfully, click the Continue button to proceed to step 4.


 Step 4: Create Admin Account

  Enter the name of your SocialEngine website, profile information and click Continue.


 Congratulations! SocialEngine has been installed successfully. You are now ready to login to your SocialEngine administration system and build your social network


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