How to install Vtiger CRM
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In order to install the Vtiger on a SiteGround hosting account, please follow the instructions bellow:
Step 1: Database setup:
Please, check our MySQL tutorial, to see how to create MySQL database and user and how to link them together.
Step 2: Upload Files
Now your database is up and ready to be filled in with data. But first you have to upload the Vtiger CRM files to your hosting account. Please, go to http://www.vtiger.com/ and download the latest stable release.
You need to download the LAMP version – it includes only the source code of Vtiger CRM – we have already installed Apache, MySQL and PHP on our servers).
Extract it on your computer – the archive will uncompress to a folder that contains the files of the installation:
Now, please, start your favorite FTP client (learn more about FTP).
You should have already chosen where Vtiger will be installed on your account. If you want it to be your main website application, you should upload the files and folders of the installation directly inside the public_html/ folder (or www/ – they are the same) of your account. In other words, if Vtiger is to be visible at http://YourDomain.com/, the files should be uploaded inside public_html/ folder.
If you want Vtiger installed in a sub-folder, create one inside public_html and upload all the files there. For example, if Vtiger is to be installed at http://www.yourdomain.com/vtigersite/, please, create the public_html/vtigersite directory and upload the files in there, which should produce similar paths:
Have a cup (or two) of nice coffe while the files are being uploaded.
Finally, you are ready to proceed with the installation. Please, point your browser to the URL where you have uploaded the files. We will assume Vtiger CRM will be your main website, so type www.yourdomain.com in your browser. The steps of the installation process are very straight forward and well-explained, so we will only discuss the most important ones in detail.
Step 1: The Vtiger installation is beginning. If you wish, you may send the Vtiger developer information about you (email and name), if not – click NEXT.
Step 2: The Vtiger installer is making the checks – if everything is fine, you should see some green text (available, writable, version numbers etc.)
Step 3: Database configuration: This is where you tell Vtiger how to access its database. Some time ago, you should have created an MySQL database and user – please enter the details in the boxes provided.
Do not forget to type in the password of the MySQL user. Remember that it is case-sensitive.
For “Host Name” enter “localhost”;
Site configuration: Here you should leave the information as it is – URL: http://www.yourdomain.com/;
Path to the Cache folder : cache/;
Admin configuration: username: admin;
password: admin (by default).
Step 4: Confirm System Configuration: Please check again the system configuration and click “Change” if you need to change some data or “Also populate with Demo Data” if you wish. Click “Create”.
Step 5: Here the Vtiger tells us that the configuration file is written successfully (config.inc.php).
Step 6: The vtiger CRM installer now creates the database tables and populates them with demo data. This may take some time (a minute or two). After completion please click “FINISH”.
Step 7: Congratulations! Your vTiger is now up and running. Note your administrator username and password (admin/admin by default).
That’s it! Vtiger should now be installed.