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Installing Julio is very similar to a regular Drupal install. If you have installed Drupal before, installing Julio will be very familiar.
These detailed instructions are targeted toward people who are not familiar with Drupal installs, and/or are not comfortable using the command line.
To install Julio, you'll need the following:
- The Julio installation package, available for download at the the Julio project page;
- Administrative access to your web host, including the ability to create a new database and a new database user;
- An SFTP client (WinSCP and Filezilla are two good ones, if you don't have one already).
In addition to the minimum requirements for a Drupal installation, Julio requires PHP 5.3. Additionally, Julio has been tested most extensively on Linux-based systems. Julio works best with 64MB of memory or more for PHP.
Once you have all the prerequisites in hand, you can get started with the install.
- Log on to your web host's control panel, and create a new MySQL database. There are many ways to do this; if you are unsure of the best way to proceed, consult with your host's help pages.
- Write down name of the new database - you will need this later.
- Create a new user with full rights over your database.
- Once you have your new database user set up, log out of the control panel.
- Using your SFTP client, connect to your web server.
- If you haven't already, extract all of the files from the Julio installation package.
- Upload the Julio codebase into the root directory of your web server.
After all of the files are finished uploading, open up the 'sites' directory in your SFTP client. You will see a directory called 'default'; change the permissions on the 'default' directory to '777'. Depending on your SFTP client, this will probably be under either Properties or Permissions. (You want a screen that has options that look like the ones below.)
- Navigate into the default directory. You will see a file named default.settings.php; copy that file and name it settings.php.
- Close your SFTP client.
- In a browser window, go to your website (where you just uploaded Julio).
- You will see a Drupal Installation screen:
- Select Julio, and click the Save and Continue button.
On the Choose language screen, make sure English is selected, and click the Save and Continue button.
NOTE: While Julio is currently only available in English, if you're interested in installing Drupal in other languages, click the Learn How to Install Drupal in Other Languages link.
- On the Set Up Database screen, enter the database type, name, username and password. (This is the information you wrote down back in steps 1-3.)
- Skip over the Additional Options, and click Save and Continue.
- The installer will now run through the install process; depending on the speed of your internet connection and your server, this could take 1-2 minutes.
Once the install process is complete, you will see the Configure Site screen. Enter your Site Name, an email address where you want to receive notification emails about site activity, a username for the administrative account, and a password for that account.
NOTE: This super user account - also known as UID1, or User ID 1 - is only used for site upgrades. You will create your main admin account later in the install.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the Save Configuration button.
This brings you to the Feature Set Options screen. From this screen, you can choose which elements of Julio you'd like to install.
NOTE: If you're not sure exactly what you want, you can change this after the install completes.
Once you have selected the features you want to enable, click the Save Configuration button. The Feature Set install can take 1-2 minutes.
After the Feature Sets are enabled, you will see the Homepage Layout screen. Select one of the three layout options for the homepage, and click the Choose Homepage Layout button.
NOTE: Again, if you're not sure which one you want, don't worry - you can easily change it after you've finished the installation.
After selecting your Home Page Layout, you will create the administrative account you will use to run and manage the site at the Add General User screen. Enter your name, title and contact info.
NOTE: You'll need to use a different email address than the one you supplied for the administrative account.''
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Create New Account button.
- The Cleanup screen will finish your installation, and then provide a link to your new site.
Congratulations on a successful install!
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