Installation Guide

  • Download the V7 Kit zip file from the client area
  • Unzip files to your computer
  • Upload files to an installation folder on your server
Server Requirements

To install and run PHP Pro Bid, your server configuration must meet the software requirements described below.

On the installation page, the Server Requirements module executes a series of queries on your server, and depending on how many prerequisites are met, generates a chart similar to the one in the caption below. The installation will continue only if the system fulfills all the requirements.

If your server cannot meet certain requirements, then the software will display an error message.

Important:

ionCube Loaders are required. For more information about installation, please click here. If they are run-time loaded, disregard this message.

Optional Requirements
cURL Library

USPS and Australia Post shipping modules need the cURL library.

allow_url_fopen=open

Required if you want to allow remote images on listings.

SOAP Client

UPS and FedEx shipping modules need the SOAP Client library.

Exif Library

Required for rotating images uploaded from smartphones or tables.

Database Connection

On your server create a database and a new user. In order to connect to the database, complete the module fields with the required usernames and passwords.

Important: If the selected database contains PHP Pro Bid v6.x tables, please enter a different prefix for the v7 tables to avoid naming conflicts.

Security Settings

The session / security key combination allows storage of user data on the server. The data is available only while the user is actively using the software.

A new Session Namespace and Security Secret Key are generated for each new login.

Being inactive for a certain amount of time (set in the php configuration) automatically deletes all the information accumulated during the session.

Create Administrator Account

Site Settings
Site URL

The URL must have the following format: http://www.yoursite.com
If SSL is available set your URL using https:// rather than http:// (optional)

Note: Can be updated at any time from the Admin Interface.

Site Name

Enter the site's name. The name will be used for generating dynamic meta titles, and it will appear in all the emails sent by and through the site.

Note: Can be updated at any time from the Admin Interface.

Admin Email Address

This address will be used in the "From" field by all system emails and will be the email address for the main admin account.

Note: Can be updated at any time from the Admin Interface.

Sample Data

If checked, will populate advertising, users and listings tables with sample data

Click Proceed and see one of the following screens:

Successful Installation

If there were no errors, the installation is complete and the software is ready to use

Failed Installation

If there were errors during the installation process (e.g: global configuration file is not writable, data connection invalid, etc.), then the installation is failed. Consequently, the user must start a new installation process.

Should there be any problems when installing please do not hesitate to contact us.