Manual pre-installation configuration for CPanel-based hosting

In this tutorial, we'll show you the steps that need to be taken prior to installing SCHLIX CMS v2.x in a CPanel-based web hosting. If your hoster has Fantastico or Softaculous and you would like to perform an automated installation, please skip this tutorial.

This tutorial uses the following configuration variables:

Website URL 
CPanel Username myaccount
CPanel Password Password12345
Database host localhost (Local MySQL on that CPanel server)
Database name myaccount_schlixdb
Database username myaccount_schlixuser
Database password Password12345
  1. Login to your CPanel, and type mysql, then click MySQL Database Wizard.
    CPanel MySQL Database Wizard

  2. Type the database name schlixdb
    CPanel MySQL Database Wizard

  3. Type the username schlixuser
    CPanel MySQL Database Wizard

    CPanel MySQL Database Wizard

  5. Click Finish
    CPanel MySQL Database Wizard

  6. Download SCHLIX CMS and upload it with CPanel File Manager or any FTP client to /public_html
    Upload SCHLIX CMS to /public_html

    CPanel File Manager search

  7. Extract the ZIP file by right clicking the filename and then click Extract
    Extract ZIP file in CPanel File Manager

  8. Installation in the root directory or a subdirectory
    • To install SCHLIX CMS in the root directory where your website will be served from, move all the files in /public_html/schlix to /public_html.
      You can do this by clicking Select All, then click Move, then enter the destination as /public_html.
      Schlix - Media - Images - Tutorials - V2 - Cpanel - Schlix_v2x_manual_cpanel_install_step_4b_option_move
      Note: In this case, the SCHLIX_SITE_HTTPBASE variable will be empty since it is installed in the root directory.
    • To install SCHLIX CMS in a subdirectory where your website will be served from, simply rename the folder schlix to something else, e.g. site.
      Note: In this case, the SCHLIX_SITE_HTTPBASE variable will be /site.

  9. You can now delete these two files (schlix and so it won't take up any space.
    Delete unused installation folder

  10. The final and the most important step is to rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess to enable search engine friendly URL. This option is required and cannot be skipped.
    Rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess

  11. Continue the installation in your browser (next page).