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Published:
22 October 2009

Step 5. Run the Install Script

Point your browser to the Symphony install script, usually located at http://yourdomain.com/install/. You'll be presented with a nice graphical installer (Figure 1). Completing it should be fairly straightforward, but if there's anything you're unsure about, see the section-by-section breakdown below.

Website Preferences
  • Name: Enter a name for your website.
  • Date and Time
    • Region: Choose the region of the world in which your site is based.
    • Date Format: Select a date format to be used in the admin interface.
    • Time Format: Select a date format to be used in the admin interface.
Database Connection
  • Database: Enter the name of the database you created in Step 4.
  • Username: Enter your MySQL username.
  • Password: Enter your MySQL password.
  • Advanced Configuration
    • Host: Enter the MySQL host name, if applicable. Otherwise, leave the default value (localhost).
    • Port: Enter the MySQL port, if applicable. Otherwise, leave the default value (3306).
    • Table Prefix: Enter the desired table prefix, if applicable. Otherwise, leave the default value (sym_).
    • Use compatibility mode: Tick this box if your host doesn't allow character sets and collations to be specified for tables. Otherwise, leave unticked.
Permission Settings
  • Files: Enter desired permissions for files created by Symphony, otherwise leave the default value (755).
  • Directories: Enter desired permissions for directories created by Symphony, otherwise leave the default value (755).
User Information
  • Username: Enter the username you'd like to use to access Symphony's admin interface.
  • Password (and Confirm Password): Enter the password you'd like to use to access Symphony's admin interface.
  • Personal Information
    • First Name: Enter your given name.
    • Last Name: Enter your family name or surname.
    • Email Address: Enter your email address.
Install Symphony
  • Click the button!

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Screenshots

Symphony • Open Source XSLT CMS

Server Requirements

  • PHP 5.3-5.6 or 7.0-7.1
  • PHP's LibXML module, with the XSLT extension enabled (--with-xsl)
  • MySQL 5.5 or above
  • An Apache or Litespeed webserver
  • Apache's mod_rewrite module or equivalent

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