In most cases, installing mooSocial is a very simple process which takes only a few minutes to complete. Before starting installation, there are a few things you need to know and do before the installation process.
Access to your web server (via shell, cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk or FTP)
Access to your MySQL server (via shell or phpMyAdmin)
An FTP client such as FileZilla
Your Web browser of choice
By default, mooSocial is shipped with mod_rewrite enabled. If you are not installing mooSocial on apache server or your server does not have mod_rewrite, please read the last section of this guide. Or if your server is not running apache and you still want to use mod_rewrite, check out “Installing mooSocial without mod_rewrite” section.
Check to ensure that your server meet the follow requirements: PHP 5.4+ , MySQL 5+, PHP extensions:mbstring php, PHP XML Extension, MySql PDO, GD2, Curl, libxml, exif, zlib (if you need to export theme), Magic quotes must be disabled, Memory Limit: 128M+, suhosin.session.encrypt should be turned off, mod_rewrite should be enable. Should “Turn off” mod_deflate or the zlib.output_compression on PHP.
Download the latest release available of mooSocial
Unzip the downloaded file on your hard drive
Make sure the following directories are writable by the web server user: app/Config, app/tmp and all its subdirectories, app/webroot/uploads and all its subdirectories
Create a database for mooSocial on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
Upload files and folders within mooSocial Directory to the desired location on your web server
If you want to install mooSocial into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped mooSocial directory (excluding the mooSocial directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
If you want to have your mooSocial installation in its own subdirectory on your website (e.g. http://example.com/moosocial/), create the moosocial directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped mooSocial package to the directory via FTP.
Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it’s disabled.
Step 1: Check Requirements
Click Next to continue
Step 2: Setup MySQL Database
Enter your database information and click Next. Unix Socket and Table Prefix are optional, leave them empty if you are not sure.
Step 3: Site Setting
Enter your site name (Ex. mooSocial Demo). Site email is the email address your site will use to send out email notifications. Once chosen, default time zone will be preselected for all new signups.
Step 4: Root Admin Account
Congratulations! You have successfully installed mooSocial. You are now ready to build your social network with mooSocial.
After finishing installing the software, you can log in to your admin account and visit the admin panel to configure the site settings
Below is a list of settings that you need to do after installing:
1. Integrate youtube API so that your member can share a video from youtube to your site
2. Add your own logo:
3. Change general/system settings follow your choice:
4. Enable reCaptcha to prevent spammers:
5. Social Integration configuration so that your members can sign up to your site using their fb/google plus account
We offer Installation Service for customers who do not want to be bothered or feel comfortable performing the installation. It could be purchased in the Client Area of our website after the initial purchase of mooSocial license. Submit a support request with your site information once Installation Service has been ordered for us to initiate the installation process. Please allow up to 24 to 48 hours after submitting the support request for us to perform the installation.
By default, mooSocial is shipped with mod_rewrite enabled. If you are not installing mooSocial on apache server or your server does not have mod_rewrite, please read the section below. Or if your server is not running apache and you still want to use mod_rewrite, check out “Installing mooSocial without mod_rewrite” section.
Installing mooSocial without mod_rewrite
For some hosting services (e.g. GoDaddy, 1and1…), you might need to add RewriteBase statements to the .htaccess files mooSocial uses (/.htaccess, /app/.htaccess, /app/webroot/.htaccess).
RewriteEngine On RewriteBase /
If you don’t want or can’t get mod_rewrite (or some other compatible module) up and running on your server, you’ll need to use the built in pretty URLs. In /app/Config/core.php, uncomment the line that looks this
Also remove these .htaccess files:
/.htaccess /app/.htaccess /app/webroot/.htaccess This will make your URLs look like www.example.com/index.php/controllername/actionname/param rather than www.example.com/controllername/actionname/param/