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PHP-Nuke

Overview:

PHP-Nuke is a web based CMS (content management system) based on PHP and MySQL. All versions before PHP-Nuke 7.5 were (and still are) considered as free software, but as of version 7.5 a $10 fee is required. PHP-Nuke requires a web server with PHP support (Like Apache HTTP server) and a SQL server (MySQL, mSQL, PostgreSQL, ODBC, ADABAS, Sybase or InterBase, I recommend MySQL). Unfortunately, PHP-Nuke is riddled with security holes that the author didn't fix and users have to rely on unofficial patches. PHP-Nuke has been forked by a number of different people for many different reasons (for more info on those click here).

Installation:

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Wellcome to the php-nuke installation. This screen is the pre-install check and it shows if your system meets the requirements. If you've got the greenlights on, you're good to go ahead.
 
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This is the license agreement page. Please read carefully before proceeding (agreeing) to the GNU/GPL license of PHP-Nuke.
 
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This is the database setup. Enter Host name (usually localhost), MySQL username, MySQL user's password and a database name. Note that you'll need an empty database, because PHP-Nuke's setup will destroy the database already existing with that name and create a new one. (That means that any existing tables will be deleted). I had a problem with finishing this step, after the database import started i had to wait some time, after which script's execution time was over. I have administrating access to that server and change the execution time limit to 3 minutes but still it wasn't enough. Finally I've imported the sql file from the sql folder via SQL administration tool (like phpmyadmin or SQLyog) and it took about 5 minutes to complete all the queries (about 14500 of them in a 500KB file). After that I manually changed the address (location bar of the browser) to install2.php. Maybe this is just a local bug, but I can't tell. Probably it depends on the server.
 
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Enter your site's name, it'll be displayed in the header for all users to see.
 
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Enter your site's URL address in the first box. Note that my full path is http://zackytoolsone.awardspace.com/test/PHP-Nuke-8.0/html/install/install3.php, so I've entered http://zackytoolsone.awardspace.com/test/PHP-Nuke-8.0/html Enter your name in the second field and the administrator's password below. Note that the administrator account will be named "admin" and there is a randomly generated password already in the password box, so it's very secure, however you can change it.
 
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The installation is now complete, you should delete the "install" directory. You can see the administrator account credentials below.
 
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This is how your newly installed PHP-Nuke based site should look like. Have a nice site making.
 

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