Dating Pro Installation Instructions


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Dating Pro is a fully functional dating software script that allows the prompt and easy creation of dating, personals and social networking websites. This instruction helps to install Dating Pro software fast and easily .

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Dating Pro Installation Instructions

  1. 1. PG Dating ProInstallation Instruction© PilotGroup.Net 2011
  2. 2. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)1. Before you startNote: If you installed a server trial version of Dating Pro software, youll have to reinstall it if you ordera software license.There are 2 cases of installation:1) initial installation - check the steps in this folder.Please mind: You can use the following installation instructions ONLY for server trial versions of our datingscript, NOT for .exe trials. .exe trials are automatically installed at your PC and cannot be installed on aserver.2) moving site to another server. Theres no certain instruction on how to do it. Its quite easy.Heres the instruction:1) go to your FTP and copy all files for your Dating Pro to your computer.2) go to your old server Cpanel>then to phpmyadmin.3) Open the database for Dating Pro.4) Press "Export" Tab.5) In a new page select all tables and press "Go". The system will ask where it should save thedatabase. Save somewhere at your computer.6) Then go to your new server. Open FTP.7) upload your files to FTP.8) go to new servers CPanel>Phpmyadmin>9) create a new database there and open it.10) press "Import" and press "Go" button.11) then you can either rename your new db into the name you had at old server (easy way) or do thefollowing:12) go to new FTP>software files13) find include>config.xml file. Open to edit.14) change name for db variable there and save.Your site should be up and running.If you are changing both domain and hosting company, I would advise to do the following:1) change the data.2) restore your install folder3) run installation script (but do not run db installation or anything)4) go to step where you would have to insert db info (Step 4). There please see what the system willwrite for Site domain, site root, site path sections. Copy that to your config.xml file instead of old info.DO NOT CONTINUE INSTALLATION. Just close the window. Rename Install folder again. Save Configfile. If you have changed database information too, insert it into the same file.Special cases1. If you have include/config.php instead of include/config.xml, but it too has settings in it, you shouldchange it according to current server state: © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Code<?php$config"server" = "";$config"site_root" = "";$config"site_path" = "/home/mydomaincom/public_html";$config"useoledb" = 1;$config"dbtype" = "mysql";$config"dbhost" = "localhost";$config"dbuname" = "mydomaincom";$config"dbpass" = "pass";$config"dbname" = "mydomaincom";$config"table_prefix" = "pro_";?>The database is imported in the mydomaincom database. Then load up you get blank page (and no error messages)and when you change those settings to wrong ones yougetCodeError connecting to dbnameProgram: /home/mydomaincom/public_html/common.php - Line N.: 88Database: dbnameError (1045) : Access denied for user dbname@localhost (using password: YES)then please check:  if you transferred the database  if you wrote correct db name in config.php file. We would be glad to check your code and help you set everything up. Please address our support team via Live Chat with the link to this discussion to locate the issue ASAP.Note: When you get white page like this - its only the configuration file that needs help. The path maybe wrong at a new server. © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)2. Dating Pro System Requirements- PHP 5.0 or greater (MySQL extension should be installed)- MySQL 3.23.0 or greater. MySQL-encoding: UTF-8 Unicode (utf8_general_ci). MySQL connectioncompatibility: UTF-8- Zend Optimizer (for PG Dating Pro Basic Version)- safe_mode & open_basedir restriction switched Off (optional but preferrable)- Cronjobs/scheduler support (better to configure them to run once a day)- Ffmpeg support switched On (required to activate Video2Flash option at your site)- Curl (Download version requires OpenSSL enabled), open_basedir restriction switched Off (necessaryfor Invite Friends section)- SOAP extension should be Off on your server (required for VoIP calls feature)- Gd2lib installed on your server (hosting)- mod_rewrite module enabled- magic_quotes should be Off- php-dom should be ON for "Invite friends" module.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Whats Zend Optimizer?Zend Optimizer is one of the most popular PHP plug-ins for performance improvement, and has beenfreely available since the early days of PHP 4.It improves performance by taking PHPs intermediate code through multiple Optimization Passes,which replace inefficient code patterns with efficient code blocks. The replacement code blocksperform exactly the same operations as the original code, only faster.In addition to performance-improvement, the Zend Optimizer also enables PHP to transparently loadfiles encoded by the Zend Encoder or Zend SafeGuard Suite.The Zend Optimizer is a freely-available product from Zend Technologies.Zend Technologies is the company that develops the scripting engine of PHP, also known as the ZendEngine.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)3. Installation stepsUpload files to your ftp server using any FTP software which you have installed at your computer.Please note: with Basic License of Dating Pro software use Binary transfer mode when uploadingsource codes - this is a strict requirement of Zend encoded files. Otherwise youll get the followingerror in a browser after running installation script:Fatal error: +Unable to read 11357 bytes +in /home/latoile/public_html/campus/install/index.php online 0How to run Installation ScriptGo to (where www.yourdomain. com is your site name). At Step1 youll beasked to agree with license agreement to continue the installation.Step 1 - MySQL Database CreationCreate empty MySQL database and add a new user to this database. Database user should have all therights (DBA) because our dating script will use this users parameters to populate the database withneeded tables and data.Please note: To be on the safe side, its advised to make a backup of the whole database at least once amonth. Please dont forget to do it.Step 2 - File permissions setupGive CHMOD 777 (read/write and execute for Windows server) to the folder where the script islocated, and to the files and folders indicated in the installation page: © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)You can quickly give all permissions to all files at FTP by clicking a special link "Try setup rights viaFTP". Youll have to insert your FTP data:Then the system will set permissions for the files (Chmod 777) itself. Its quick and secure.Press "Next" when you are done with permissions setup: © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Note: Permissions 777 (rwxrwxrwx) - you can do that by right clicking on the script file or directory inyour FTP client software dialog box and choosing CHMOD or Set File Attributes.Note 2: Sometimes you will have to give CHMOD 777 to public_html directory and this is definitelyforbidden by most of hosting companies. You shouldnt be worried about it because you can simplygive CHMOD 777 for the period of installation and right after installation of Dating Pro software youcan make the original permissions level.Note 3: If you use Windows server, then you should either yourself give all rights to Internet Guestaccount for the above-mentioned folder or ask your hosting company to do it.Step 3 - Install OnlineInstall the script (info will be inserted by installation script and you are just to check it up and correct ifsomething is wrong).Please mind: In case you are using a trial version of Dating Pro software, you can use the followinginstallation instructions ONLY for server trial versions, NOT for .exe trials. .exe trials are automaticallyinstalled at your PC and cannot be installed on a server. © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Note: After installation of Dating Pro script you can face the following situation: After you enter in yourbrowser (in the case if script is installed in your site root) you can see a blank page.Please dont be afraid, the possible matter is in not very correct server settings. Just try to and you will see your site. Also you can check the following: 1. Go to your FTP>software files 2. Open to edit common.php file. The root section should empty if your sites installed in a root. The root section should have "/folder_name" if you install in a folder.Feel free to contact our support managers for help.Note: if your site is installed in a root directory, you should not fill in the "Root" field. Leave it blank:If you have in some subfolder, then in site root enter /subfolder_name.Our installation script checks on these parameters, so if you see a blank field in site root when runninginstallation, then in 98% of cases it should be blank.P.S.: dont forget to enter database information.In the case if you install Dating Pro into a sub-domain, or a domain of 2nd level, there can appearsuch a strange thing: NO images are displayed at your site.Dont worry, just go straight to your config.php file, find there the line:$config["site_root"] = "subdomain";and make it like this:$config["site_root"] = "/subdomain";A simple inserting of "/" will help you. © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Special cases1. If after the installation of Dating Pro all you see are Xs(red) on a page, then theres a possibility thatduring installation you have inserted server root option and in this case the paths for the images andcss got changed.This is what you should do. If you have installed the software under a domain name: http://mysite.comwith No sub-folder, you should not write anything in Site Root directory.Right now you should go to your FTP and open the files for the software. Theres a folder Include> inthe folder open file config.php for editing.Check the settings there for root. If you have any troubles please contact our support managers. Theywill be able to help you shortly.Step 4 - Database formationThen, when you press Next button, the system will automatically create and fill in tables in your newdatabase. Please just wait while the system is working.If the system says that "it cannot access database", "cannot create database", this might mean:  That your db user does not have permissions. Please check.  That you have inserted incorrect data for parameters "db name, user". You might need to add DB prefix to the name of your database and user. You can check for it in your hosting panel. Usually its the name of Cpanel user. © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Step 5 - Administrator access settingsWhen the database is made, youll be able to setup the access for your Administration panel andadministrator email (to where all alerts will come):Press "Next" when done. Your Name will be displayed in the administration panel on the index page(welcome message).Step 6 - Cron Jobs (Sheduler) settingsAfter installation of Dating Pro is completed, dont forget to set necessary files to cron jobs (forWindows Server Scheduler).The files are:/admin/admin_cron_birthday.php/admin/admin_cron_news.php/admin/admin_cron_newuser.php/admin/admin_cron_perfect.php/admin/admin_cron_feeds.php/admin/admin_cron_del_pays.phpThey are necessary for users to receive system messages like alerts, etc. See Cron jobs Help page.Step 7 - Additional Installation scripts - countries, IP countries,languages packagesWhen the main site software is installed, you can install all databases at once or skip it to go to viewthe site and install them later.Well describe full installation for you now. Heres when you will see after main sites installed: © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Activate necessary installation scripts and press "Install" button. Press "Skip&Finalize" to quitinstallation script at this point.Install countries - will allow you to install countries database together with regions and cities to yourdating web site. Youll be able to choose which countries to install.Install languages IP identification database - will allow you to activate feature on a dating sitewhich will identify the country a person comes from and will show appropriate language pack for him.Install additional language packs - now default version has 2 languages pre-installed: Russian andEnglish. You can install all other language packs we have here. Its free.Step 8 (optional) - Install additional language packagesYou have 2 languages installed in Dating Pro by default: Russian and English. You can add more withthis installation script.Set up permissions for the languages, choose languages you wish to install: © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Then the system will install the languages you have chosen.Note: youll be able to add more languages if necessary from administration mode. Youll have totranslate language files though.Step 9 (optional) - Installation of languages IP identificationdatabaseThe system will automatically start the IP database installation. Youll be asked to set up permissionsfor a certain number of files:Then the system will automatically install the IP countries database. Youll see the following message,when its done: © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Press Next to go on and install Languages packs.Step 10 (optional) - Install countries databaseFirst the system will ask you to set up permissions for countries files in your FTP:Then you should choose the countries you would like to install on your dating web site and press"Next". When youre done, youll see the following page: © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)Press "next" to move to the next installation.Step 11 (optional) - Rename or delete installation folderPlease, remove or rename the installation folder!Its name is "install". The new name of the folder should exclude "install" word. You may need thisfolder again to install countries.Note: After installation you can face the following situation: After you enter in your (in the case if script is installed in your site root) you can see a blank page. Pleasedont be afraid, the possible matter is in not very correct server settings. Just try to and you will see your site.After that your site will be installed and you will see the Dating Pro at your domain.Please mind: In case you are trying to install a trial version on server, you can use the followinginstallation instructions ONLY for server trial versions, NOT for .exe trials. .exe trials are automaticallyinstalled at your PC and cannot be installed on a server. © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)4. Modules installation tipsDating Pro software has module structure that allows you to choose functionality for your site. Youcan always install any of the modules (taking corresponding module version). The modules areavailable at pricing pages.All modules are installed in the same manner:1) Download module files from the download link we send you2) Unzip the archive3) Upload files to your FTP to the directory of the software files (replacing the existing files ifnecessary).4) Then run installation script: this manual well describe the usage and the meaning of the modules we have as well as theirmanagement for Administrator. © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Call 1-866-620-1919 (toll free)5. How to install-activate available templatesfor Dating ProAll pre-set templates are included into a package and do not require additional installation any more.Versions earlier than Jan 2011, may use the instructions below to add free pre-set templates to a site.In a field « Pre-set site templates» youll see your site template name in a drop down. You can choose itand then save the changes:After that check User Mode for changes. You can change your templates any time from administrationpanel of Dating Pro.In case you need to add your own special template, you can use us for template integration services.Its a custom work and is paid extra (on hour basis). © 2011 Pilot Group Ltd. All rights reserved.