Now you are ready to run the install. Open your browser and type in the address to the folder you installed MPN into, and the file install.php. This should look something like this:
[ http://yourdomain.com/html/install.php ]
If you have the files uploaded and the address entered correctly, you should see the first page of the install.
With the introduction of release 7 of myPHPNuke 1.8.8, we improved the configuration checking of the installation program. myPHPNuke relies on a PHP setting called "register_globals" to be set to "on". This setting was introduced in PHP 4.1.0 and defaults to "off". When it is "off", myPHPNuke will not run. You can change this setting in php.ini. If your site is hosted on a shared server, you will not have access to php.ini and you need to ask the hostingprovider for help.
When you are running your own web server, you're likely to have access to php.ini. You need to make an ALIAS and add the setting to this alias. Open the file php.ini in a text editor, browse for the beginning of the Alias section and add the following lines:
Alias /mpn1887 "C:/server/Apache/htdocs/mpn1887/html" <Directory "C:/server/Apache/htdocs/mpn1887/html"> Options Indexes FollowSymlinks MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all <IfModule mod_php4.c> php_flag register_globals on </IfModule> </Directory>
Don't forget to stop and start your Apache server when you are finished with these changes and then reload the install.php script in your browser as we told you to do before you got the error.
The installationprogram makes changes to your files. When you do a fresh install, that's what you want and what you expect from the program. When you run the install program over an existing installation, these changes might be wrong for you, so make sure that you have a valid back-up set of your website. Most hostingproviders give you the option to make a backup of your website through the Site Control Panel. Don't forget to make a back-up of your database tables to!
Please read the GNU and click next to continue with the setup. The GNU covers important information concerning copyright and distribution of MPN. If you plan on using this for anything other than your personal use, it is highly recommended that you read it.