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Configuring your u-Auctions site specific settings located in your AdminCP Menu

Below we have provided Instructions to allow an advanced internet user/webmaster

Download the u-Auctions Auction Script

  • Unzip, Upload and properly set u-Auctions's File and Directory Permissions.
  • Configure initial u-Auctions Administration Options.

The Install.php script included with u-Auctions will

  • Automatically create and populate the required MySQL Database Tables;
  • Auto-Detect the Relative Server Path (in most cases);
  • Provide a form for entering Database connection information; and
  • Test Critical File and Directory Permission settings.

Download the latest version of u-Auctions

  • Download the latest full (or required update) version of u-Auctions the auction script.

Unzip the compressed u-Auctions Package file

  • Unzip u-Auctions to a folder on your computer hard drive.

Create a MySql database or have your Hosting Company create one for you (Php and MySQL Specifications are listed Above)

  • We Suggest creating the MySQL database first then upload the u-Auctions files as it usually takes time to create a database.
  • During the the u-Auctions install script process, you will need available to you the following Information:
  • Database Name;
  • Database Host Location address; (Sometimes “LOCALHOST” but, not always. Check with your host company.)
  • Database Username;
  • Database Password; and
  • Correct server relative path to your u-Auctions directory (For example /home/html/u-Auctions-directory/ )

Note: Relative Path must include ending / (for linux server) and
(for Windows server)

  • Your u-Auctions Auction site Administrator email address.

Upload all u-Auctions files and folders (except for docs folder) to your hosted domain using a FTP program

  • You can upload u-Auctions to the root directory or a sub-directory on your hosted domain.

Note: If you are going to run multiple u-Auctions scripts on your server, you will need to install u-Auctions in sub-directories.

Modify u-Auctions directories and files permissions on your host domain. (CHMOD)

Note: Where possible use 755 instead of 777 .

  • Check to verify your FTP Program set image files to CHOD 644.
  • CHMOD File Permissions that are necessary to allow for the proper operation of the u-Auctions Auction Script are as follows:
  • > /install 755
  • > /includes/ 755

NOTE: After the install is complete, make sure that the page is CHMOD 644 (the installer will rename the file).

  • > /includes/ 777
  • > /includes/ 777
  • > /language/EN/ 777
  • > /language/EN/ 777
  • CHMOD Directory Permissions necessary are as follows:
  • > /cache/ 777
  • > /uploaded/ 777
  • > /uploaded/cache/ 777
  • > /uploaded/logos/ 777 (Premium Version Only)
  • > /uploaded/items/ 777 (Premium Version Only)
  • > /uploaded/banners/ 777 (Premium Version Only)
  • > /uploaded/avatar/ 777 (Premium Version Only)

Executing the u-Auctions Installation script using your internet browser

  • On the first page select either Install or Upgrade as required.
  • Enter your server path; MySQL Database information; admin email address and verify writable files and directories.
  • > Verify that the auto-detected document root path is correct including the trailing / on a Linux/Unix web server.

Note: On a Windows server the document root path will have a double backslash
at the end of this path;

  • > Enter the email address used to contact your auction administrator and referenced in outgoing u-Auctions site email;
  • > Enter the Database Host address (Sometimes this address is LOCALHOST but, not always)
  • > Enter the Database username;
  • > Enter the Database password;
  • > You can change/delete Database Prefex. (Using a DBPrefix allows you to have multiple scripts in same database);
  • > Make sure that “Import Default Categories” is selected.
  • > If all listed files and directories are writable, you will see an Install Button at the bottom of the page.
  • > Click the Install Button to finish install configuration process; and to create and populate database tables.

NOTE: If you receive an ERROR here, the ERROR will usually be related to incorrect Database Information. Please verify entered information is correct. You may have to contact your hosting company to verify.

  • > Upon successful install completion, you'll be asked to delete the Install directory prior to accessing AdminCP.

Make sure that the Install directory is deleted from your uAuctions directory.

The u-Auctions will automatically delete the Install directory.

  • > Now, click the link on the finished installing u-Auctions Landing Page to access the AdminCP for your u-Auctions site.

Note: AdminCP is located at (Your URL will differ).

Creating Administrator Account: Admin Username and Password

The first time you are presented with the AdminCP Login page you will be asked to “Create” an admin user account and a user account for the front end.

Simply enter “CORRECTLY” the admin username and password of your choice and click OK.

The Admin User Account and your first User Account is created immediately and stored in the MySQL Database adminusers and the users tables.

Login to the AdminCP using the Admin Username and Password you just created.

NOTE: If your attempt to log in to the AdminCP fails use the following procedure to clear the username and password.

NOTE: Deleting Admin Usernames and associated passwords will allow you to recreate them again on next Admin login attempt.

  • > Login to your MySql database myphpadmin console at your hosting company website Cpanel / User Console.
  • > Once logged in to myphpadmin verify correct database name is listed.
  • > Click on this database name in the Tree List on left upper part of the page. (location in most cases)
  • > The database tables should now appear in the center of the page.
  • > Scroll down the page until you locate the adminusers table (In center of the page, not in the tree to left).
  • > Select the box left of the adminusers table.
  • > Move to the right along adminusers table listing and locate the “EMPTY” Icon.
  • > Clicking the Empty Icon will remove all adminusers and passwords from the adminusers table.

Note: For Security Reasons = “Immediately” access your AdminCP Login page again and create your new Adminuser account.

  • > Login to your u-Auctions AdminCP and configure the below settings.

Configuring your u-Auctions site specific settings located in your AdminCP Menu

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