Installing Oxwall
Posted by Matthew Jeffels, Last modified by Matthew Jeffels on 23 August 2016 03:10 PM

Installing Oxwall

Installing Oxwall through softaculous is a simple and easy process however here is some information to help guide you through the process;

First, select either the Install tab at the top of the Oxwall overview screen or click on the Install Now button; 

Oxwall Installation Location

The first thing that you will need to do is select the Protocol, domain and directory that you wish for Oxwall to manage. 

The Domain dictates the level of security your site has as a maximum if your site is SSL/TLS enabled then you should select https:// or https://www. else you should select one of the http:// variants.

Choose the domain you wish to have Oxwall installed on, if you have multiple domains on your server make sure to select the correct one.

In Directory allows you to select where Oxwall will be installed within your domain.

If you wish for it to be installed at the start of your domain for example www.mydomain.com then delete what is in this field, however if you need to install the software in another directory for testing or some other reason then enter that in here.

An example would be if you wanted to install Oxwall at www.mydomain.com/mytest then you would enter mytest in the “In Directory” field.

In addition Oxwall requires a cron job to be setup for some of its automated features. If you know how to configure a cron job and want to change the timing you can do so. However if you do not then leave them as the default settings. These can be changed later and Oxwall will work with the current default setting.

Oxwall Software Setup

The site settings allow you to change some of the basic information that Oxwall will display about your site and it's SEO. Make sure to have appropriate names and descriptions of what your site is and is about.

Oxwall Site Setup

The Next step is to setup the Admin Account that will be responsible for the initial setup of the Oxwall site. This user will have full control over all features of the Oxwall CSM so this account should be made highly secure. The Admin email can be an account that you have created for your domain or a 3rd party email which ever you wish. 

Oxwall Admin Creation

The Advanced Options are optional, non of these need to be changed or modified by yourself for the basic installation however you may wish to.

Oxwall needs a Database to run on your server as a result it will create one when you install it. By default this will be a randomly generated name for the database. If you do not wish this you can choose the name for the database through the advanced options.

By Default Oxwall will send an email to you should you need to update Oxwall or any of the plugin or extensions however disabling Update Notifications will prevent Oxwall from emailing you when new versions are available. 

You can also enable backups of your Oxwall site from the advanced options which I would recommend. This safeguards you should any changes be made to your site on accident that you then want to revert.

When you select to enable backups you will select the frequency of them you can choose from once a day, once a week or once a month, if you are going to be making lots of changes to your site frequently more frequent backups are preferable.

You should also choose how many backup copies you keep before they begin to be overwritten. For example if you perform daily backups having this set at 7 will mean you will have a copy of backups from the last 7 days. 

Oxwall Advanced Options

Finally you should input your email address to have the installation details forwarded to. This will send you a copy of all the details of the installation including admin information and password.

Joomla Installation Details Email

Lastly click Install this will install Oxwall onto your server.

Oxwall Install

During the Installation you will be presented with a loading screen to show you the progress of the installation;

Oxwall Install Progress

After it completes you will be presented with a screen that will tell you whether the software installed correctly, where it was installed and provide you with the administrative URL in order to access your Oxwall site management. 

Oxwall Successful Install

Thanks

Matt Jeffels
PAC Web Hosting

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