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install locations for everything (windows2003)

Post by drogersetc » Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:39 pm

I am trying with no luck to host 2 sites that exist and that are joomla based. I find nowhere in any forum a GOOD suggestion for installing all the supporting packages and joomla - 
cureently when I http:site1.com I get the php joomla site down page.
here is what i have done

a.  2 web site are c:\vhosts\site1
                    c:\vhosts\site2
b. apache is installed C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2
c. PHP is installed  C:\Program Files\PHP
d. MYsql is installed  C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0
e. Joomla is installed in each site  c:\vhosts\site1 &c:\vhosts\site2
f. PHPmyadmin is installed C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\data\phpMyAdmin-2.11.1-english

I am trying to import a database for each site that I have put into the data folder of mysql
I am not sure about any of this format
I cannot get mysqlimport to do anything yet the server is running
I cannot even get to the phpmyadmin

I am a unix person working on windows 2003
it seems to be a path thing but I am just not sure
every server works individually when tested

can I get some suggestions ?

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Re: install locations for everything (windows2003)

Post by humvee » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:56 am

Hi

Installing Joomla! is dealt with in detail in the Installation Manual see my sig for link.

We "assume" that you have a working server that meets the requirements necessary for the installation of Joomla! to be successful, we are not able to provide all the details for the installation and setup of the web server but you will find links to the related software sites within the manual.

hth

Andy

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Re: install locations for everything (windows2003)

Post by humvee » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:02 pm

Came across this one again...

A basic Google search for apache, mysql, php on windows 2003 reveals pages of information that would be of use for you to set up the server you require.

Andy

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Re: install locations for everything (windows2003)

Post by drogersetc » Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:37 pm

thanks

I did get it all working
but now i have set in some passwords and joomla cannot find my mysql db so joomla says site is down.
I am not sure which dbs and which files must match.
i thought I had all the changes fine but i guess not.

i posted a message trying to get the match up file names joomla(iephp) needs to open the mysql dbs



thanks very very much for your help
you guys make all of days much more torrerable
thanks

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Re: install locations for everything (windows2003)

Post by humvee » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:32 pm

Have you changed the passwords to the DB that Joomla! was installed to? If so you need to add those changes to Joomla! either through the Global Configuration within the Control Panel or directly within the configuration.php file in your joomla_root directory.

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Re: install locations for everything (windows2003)

Post by drogersetc » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:45 pm

When you say "Have you changed the passwords to the DB that Joomla! was installed to?"
do you mean the mysql/data/mysql_db or the mysql/data/site_db.

this is where i am confused. the mysql install makes its own db called mysql
and my joomla web site has its own db
both are in mysql/data/

the web site in the joomla install has a file called configuration.php. in that file I have a $mosconfig_user & $mosconfig_password
what it those 2 fields compared to in which of the 2 databases.

thanks

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Re: install locations for everything (windows2003)

Post by humvee » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:07 am

I believe those two databases are simply created by MySQL by default and they have nothing to do with Joomla! You need to create a database for Joomla! making sure you use UTF-8 encoding.

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