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Installing PHPmotion V3

The following instructions only apply to Version 3 of PHPmotion. For V1 please refer to the instructions provided inside the downloaded zip file

Download the the zipped file from PHPmotion, the version for PHP 5.x is the one which will work on our servers:

http://downloads.phpmotion.com/V3.5/php5.2.x/phpmotion.zip

Before you begin

Ensure that you have ready:
- Mysql Database Name
- Mysql Database User Name
- Mysql Database Password

General Instructions


  • Unzip the download file
  • Upload (the contents) to your website using FTP
  • The following files MUST be uploaded in Binary mode
    • /phpshiled/all files in this folder
    • /classes/config.php
    • /addons/customprofile/pimp.class.php
    • /addons/customprofile/index.php
  • The following files must be CHMOD to 755
    • /cgi-bin/all files and folder in this folder
  • Start the installation wizard by (opening in your broswer) http://www.yourdomain.com/setup (you will be required to chmod a few more files by the setup wizard)

The setup wizard will guide you through the rest of the installation process.