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A quick guide to selecting, installing, and finding hosting for php apps to help libraries build great platforms.

A quick guide to selecting, installing, and finding hosting for php apps to help libraries build great platforms.

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Open-Source web apps for libraries Open-Source web apps for libraries Presentation Transcript

  • OpenSource for Libraries A guide to selection and installation of opensource web apps
  • Roy Degler Digital Services Librarian Oklahoma State University roy.degler@okstate.edu
  • Topics •Selection • Installation
  • Selection • opensourcecms.com • Softaculous
  • Select at least three (3) • Which matches your preferences! • Community/Support • Modification • Themes • Functions
  • Types of apps• CMS’s • Social Networking• Blogs • Mailing Lists• Forums • Polls/Surveys• Wikis • GroupWare• Calendars • Ecommerce• LMS’s • Support
  • Be Creative• Don’t limit yourself!• Think what you want, then adapt it!
  • Sample ideas Select an app w/ RSS feeds to display hours and news! Create a FAQ with a forum ...
  • Installation
  • Auto Installation • Softaculous • Installatron • Fantastico
  • Relax and enjoy • Auto Update Scripts • Backups before update • Easy and Quick
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Unzip and FTP to server. Upload zip and expand on the server.
  • Create a database phpMyAdmin MySQL cpanel DB Wizard
  • Follow the instructions
  • Don’t have a server?? • Ask OneNet (you might have a web server) • Shared Hosting ($3-10/mon.) • webhostingtalk.com • Get a Domain Name (~$10/year)