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XF installation support ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by erich37, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I have no idea of how to install software on a server and how to set-up a database.

    So when XF becomes available, I will be looking for somebody who can support on that.

    who is able to properly install XF-software on my server ?

    This is also a matter of $$$ as I am planning to have several licences.

    Is XF going to provide installation-service ?
  2. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    I can.
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    In my 'ideal world' there would be documentation complete enough for people completely new to all this. At least a link to somewhere else that explains the very basics, with a video showing installation of xf.

    The easier it is to use, the more sales there may be.
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have a feeling installation will be as intuitive as the forum is running here. So I'd say, give it a try, and otherwise hire someone from their sales/support team to do the installation for you. That said, xenfans.com will be offering an installation service.
    Kier likes this.
  5. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I have a feeling installation will be easy to perform.
  6. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Installation is very easy.
    Luke F, Cezz, Forsaken and 5 others like this.
  7. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Zero click installation?
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  8. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

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  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    hahaha that's funny.
  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I doubt that, you still have to confirm the database you're going to use, or fill in an admin account.
    User input is always require with an installation. If you already have it installed you want to move to an upgrade, or if it is installed you want to use a different db (so confirmation is required) or say to remove the current data first.

    I think while it will have a smoother easy installation, and less steps than vB, it will have a few required steps that are unavoidable.
  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Many people $, they think they have a great idea for a forum, but have zero knowledge of things like:
    1. how/where to buy a domain name
    2. how/where to get hosting, and what type - shared? Linux?
    3. why 1 & 2, in theory, would be a good idea to keep separate
    4. how to use cpanel (or other)
    5. how to make a database, add user, add permissions for user
    6. what is an ftp program, which one is a reasonable one to start with, and the basics of how to use it
    Many, possibly all, of those things could be addressed for many people with a short video, who have an urge to setup a forum and spend $ while in the 'heat of the moment' and might impulse buy.
  12. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Once you go into that kind of support, you'll end up regretting it. There are too many types of hosting companies, solutions and different ways of doing things. FTP already works differently depending on which program you use, let alone if you add databases, hosting companies, control panels and so on to the mix.
  13. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Understood, hence my suggestion of an example video only.
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    At the right time :)
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  15. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I love making tutorials and more specifically video tuts so if it's not already done when it's released I will more than happily put the claim in to capture a test installation and narrate exactly what we are doing as we are moving along.
  16. DaKat

    DaKat Well-Known Member

    Thank heavens! :)
  17. Borgia

    Borgia New Member

    I am guilty as charged. I do not comfortably know the answer to some of these questions.

    I want to learn but do not know where to go - any advice would be great.
  18. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    Hey, have you heard of this cool website that can find information for you just by typing in a few words or a phrase? It's called Google. Funny name, I know, but just go to www.google.com, and you'll see I'm right. :D
  19. Borgia

    Borgia New Member

    Wow what a novel idea

    Yes, there is tons of stuff out there

    What would be good would be one place to learn it all where it is pieced together. Maybe it just does not exist.
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    When I set my site up a few years ago I had absolutely no idea what to do.
    Literally I was absolutely clueless as I had never done anything like it at all before.

    Within a day I had purchased a domain, installed phpBB and had a forum running.

    I'm a firm believer in processes so I documented it all for future reference.

    The hard part was moving the existing database from a free host as they had hacked the SQL tables so much.
    Luckily I had the help of a forum member and excellent free support from phpBB staff.

    Since that day I have taught myself HTML & CSS, we have developed our own CMS, gallery, F1 results database, etc.
    Half the fun of running a site is learning new stuff as you do it.

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