[FAQ]What's the typical software installation / upgrade process?

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What's the typical software installation / upgrade process?

First time software installation:

It's a 3-step process:
  1. Pre-installation configuration: edit ~/web.config to add a machine key and your SQL server connection string for the software.
  2. File transfer: upload everything to your server via FTP. Alternatively, you can use Visual studio to publish the software too.
  3. Setup: A 5-step, web based (w/ your browser) setup program that takes you through the entire installation process (~5 minutes).

After setup is finished, you'll be redirected to your community and greeted by a welcome message. After that you'll add mail server info in the admin control panel and change the folder permission for ~/upfiles so that your users can upload photos and attach files to post.
Detailed installation instruction (elaboration of the 3 step process; a pdf document) is provided with the software.

Upgrade / updates:

Software upgrade packages (only files that needs upgrading) will be provided to make it very easy to upgrade your software.
It's a 2 step process:
  1. File transfer: upload the package content to your site, overwriting existing files.
  2. Upgrade: The same setup program used to install the software will run and you just click a few buttons to complete the database upgrade.

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