The OpenX install wizard guides you through each stage of the install process.
To start the installer, open a web browser and navigate to the directory where OpenX is stored. For example: 'www.example.com/openx.'
If the installer does not start automatically, perhaps your web server does not allow PHP files to be used as the index file in a directory. To start the installer manually, navigate to the index.php file in the admin directory, for example /openx/admin/index.php.
The wizard guides you through the following sections:
- System check
- PHP setup
- Permission to write to OpenX folders
- Completing the system check
- Database setup
- Configuration setup
- Admin setup
- Data setup
The Welcome page tells you which version of OpenX you are going to install and links to the available documentation and support.
Click Continue to proceed to the Terms page.
The Terms page provides important information about the OpenX licence. Before you continue with the installation you are advised to read and agree to the terms and conditions of the GPL license.
Click Accept to proceed to the Policy page.
The Policy page describes the OpenX Privacy and Data Usage policy. Please review this information to learn about the data that OpenX collects and how it is used. You must agree with this policy before continuing with the upgrade. In the Synchronisation settings section tick the Check for Updates checkbox if you want to receive software update alerts in OpenX.
Click I Agree to proceed to the System check page.
The System check ensures that the PHP setup is correct, that correct file permissions are set for OpenX folders, and whether a previous version of OpenX exists on the system. All issues are reported in the PHP, File permissions and Application check sections at the bottom of the page. You must resolve all reported issues and run another system check before you can proceed.
If you prepared your system correctly, there will be no issues with the PHP setup.
See also: System requirements for information about the PHP requirements.
Permission to write to OpenX folders
OpenX needs permission to write to many files in the system. The system check verifies the permissions set for application folders and lists folders with incorrect permissions in the file permissions section. The list includes shell commands you can enter to correct these permissions. Alternatively, in an FTP client, change the CHMOD setting to 0777 for each problematic folder. If you cannot find where to set these values in your FTP client, look for a menu entry for permissions or properties or consult the documentation for the application.
Completing the system check
You must resolve all reported issues before you are allowed to proceed. When the system is configured correctly you can click Continue to proceed.
In the Database setup page, enter the details necessary to connect to your database. If you do not know these details, contact your website administrator or ISP.
Click Continue to open the Configuration setup page.
The Configuration setup page provides some extra configuration options. Most publishers do not need to change any of these options. Review the settings to ensure that they are correct and click Continue to proceed.
Enter a username, password, and contact email address for the administrator. This account sets up the 'super admin' user, who will have full control over your OpenX installation. Ensure that the username and password are memorable and keep a secure record of them. Click Continue when you are finished.
The Password Recovery section in Managing passwords explains how to reset your password if you forget it.
In the Data setup page you can choose to add a sample inventory to your database. This is a useful way to learn the relationship between Advertisers, Campaigns and Banners, and to see how zones are set up. Click Continue to proceed.
When the installation is complete the OpenX login page is displayed.