Installing DotNetNuke DNN
Posted by Somnath Kadam on 04 October 2012 02:34 PM
This guide assists with installing DotNetNuke without requiring assistance from the support team. It deals with permissions and some intermediate concepts, so you should be comfortable with DotNetNuke installations and file permissions as a starter.
The basic concept behind setting up DNN is to install the DNN into a subfolder, change permissions and setup virtual directory and run the installation via the web installer. Once this is all completed, we then move the installed files into the webroot.
Warning: This guide does not deal with migrations. You will need to refer to DNN documentation regarding migrations if required.
1. Add new database
From your plesk panel :
1. Go and Click on "Databases" or "Add New Database"
2. Add the following to new database:
6. Confirmation of new database added.
2. Upload DotNetNuke files
1. Using FTP client credential please log into your root directory and create a new folder "dnn" under httpdocs directory. You can use FileZilla FTP client to do so.
2. Download the latest archive of DotNetNuke from a trusted source.
3. Unzip / Unpack the archive to your local machine.
4. Now upload all unzipped DotNetNuke files and folders to dnn directory you have just created under httpdocs directory.
Note: Make sure that all the files and folders have been uploaded to dnn directory successfully.
3. Adjust permission via File Manager
1. Now go to the "File Manager" under you control panel and go to "dnn" directory you have uploaded files and folders to.
2. Now click on the drop button for the dnn directory and click on "change permissions"
3. Now please follow the "steps" in image to assign the right permission required for installation
4. Set up a Virtual Directory for the installation folder
1. Under your control panel go and select Virtual Directory
2. Click Create Virtual Directory
3. Please follow the steps below. Check image for reference.
5. Install DotNetNuke via Web Installer
1. Visit www.yourdomain.co.nz/dnn/ - or the extension which contains your dnn files
2. Continue with the web installer and complete the following steps.
3. You must be able to see successfull installation window as image below.
6. Move DotNetNuke files to the root directory
Now that DotNetNuke is installed in a sub-directory (dnn) and permissions are all setup, we can move the installed files to the root directory of httpdocs and the permissions will not be altered. This is best done via FTP software.
Using FTP software
NOTE If you are unable to move some folders or files, you will need to move via the Filemanager interface in your Plesk Domain.
The Plesk Filemanager has a limitation where it can only move one folder or file at a time. This method is not recommended, but is applicable where some folders/files may be unable to be moved via FTP.
7. Remove Virtual Directory
The final step once all is confirmed working is to remove the Virtual Directory; which is no longer needed.
Your new DotNetNuke site is now complete and setup. Please let us know if you have any issues during the guide.
Step 5. generalises the Web Installation process. The assumption is that you are familiar or comfortable with installing DNN passed this point. If you have any issues with the web installation, please let us know.