BACKLemonStand CMS Installation FAQ
Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Comment(s): 0
If you are looking for a powerful website eCommerce solution, then LemonStand could be the perfect website eCommerce content management system for your needs. This article not only tells you about our LemonStand related services, but also provides a good solid LemonStand CMS Installation FAQ.
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We have provided a basic LemonStand CMS installation FAQ below for those interested to see what is involved in the early installation stages, plus for those tempted to go it alone and try and setup the CMS all by themselves. However if you hit a technical issue, why not contact us and allow us to do the hard work? Also you might want to hire us to design your LemonStand website theme, which believe me will look fantastic!
Q. How do I unpack the LemonStand CMS archive?
A. For most the easiest option is to right-click on the archive file and click on the word 'extract' or similar presented in the menu. If you have no way to unpack / uncompress / unzip the archive, then you might want to install a package such as 7-Zip, which will be able to uncompress the archive.
Q. How can I find out if my web server meets minimum requirements?
A. You can perform a 'phpinfo' check, read any details that your web provider might provide, ask your web provider or perhaps the easiest way is to temporarily upload the LemonStand CMS installer to your web server, then on page 2 of the installation script it will show you whether your server meets the requirements to run LemonStand.
Q. How do I install the PHP SOAP library?
A. If you really need this, you should contact your web host's technical support, and politely request they install it, plus inform them specifically why you need it. i.e. to use the e-xact web service with LemonStand for payments.
Q. How do I upload LemonStand CMS to my website hosting / server?
A. The best method is to use a FTP client, such as the popular and cross-platform FileZilla Client. You unpack the archive, then upload the files and folders contained to your server.
Q. In the LemonStand instructions what does 'Grant writing permissions for Apache on the installation directory' really mean?
A. It means you need to change the installation folder from read-only to being 'writable', but only temporarily for the installation process, as this is a security concern. The best method to make this change is via FTP. Once the installation is complete, do not forget to check that the installation files were removed.
Example of making a folder 'writable' using FileZilla Client:
- Connect to your FTP server using the FileZilla FTP application.
- Right-click on the installation folder, then select 'file permissions...' from the menu.
- Change the numeric value to 777.
Q. Do I need a license to try LemonStand?
A. Yes, you need to fill in the license holder name, as well as the serial number at page 3 of the installation process. These are supplied in an email upon request of a development license or purchase of the commercial version at the main LemonStand website.
Q. What type of database does LemonStand CMS use?
A. LemonStand uses a MySQL database to power the content management system.
Q. How do I setup a MySQL database?
A. This is usually accomplished via your web host's control panel. You will need to note down the following details:
- Database server address.
- Database username.
- Database username's password.
The process is to create a MySQL database, then assign a user and a password for LemonStand to use, to access the database.
Q. I receive the error message 'Unable to connect to specified MySQL host. MySQL returned the following error: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)' – How do I resolve this problem?
A. Perhaps you tried connecting to a MySQL database server using the name 'localhost', else maybe you typed in the wrong details.
- Type in the database name as lowercase.
- Type in the actual specific database server address (not localhost).
- If you have just created a new MySQL database, wait ten minutes before attempting to use.
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