1. Create databaseFirst we create a database called cake13. Rename it as needed, but be sure to change it in the examples below.
user@host:~$ mysql -u root -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 3890 Server version: 5.1.37-1ubuntu5.4 (Ubuntu) Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer. mysql> create database cake13; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec) mysql> GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP, INDEX, ALTER -> ON cake13.* -> TO 'cake13user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 's3cr3t'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec) mysql> exit Bye
2. Download CakePHPNext we download the latest CakePHP from http://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/archives/1.3. The version used in this example is 1.3.3 and the file cakephp-cakephp-1.3.3-43-gd1028a7.tar.gz is placed in the homedir.
3. Extract downloadCakePHP will be installed in the ~/public_html/cake13 directory, which is served using mod_userdir. The directory will be available at the URL http://yourhost/~username/cake13 . Of course it is possible to install it to another location, but be sure to change the locations in the commands below accordingly.
Make sure mod_rewrite is working and that the AllowOverride property for ~/public_html is set to All.
user@host:~$ cd ~/public_html user@host:~/public_html$ tar xvzf ~/cakephp-cakephp-1.3.3-43-gd1028a7.tar.gz cakephp-cakephp-d1028a7/ .......... . SNAP . .......... user@host:~/public_html$ mv cakephp-cakephp-d1028a7/ cake13 user@host:~/public_html$ cd cake13/
4. Configure the databaseRename the default database config.
user@host:~/public_html/cake13$ mv app/config/database.php.default app/config/database.php
Edit the file freshly renamed file and change the values of the database configuration '$default' to match those on your system (you should probably change the values for login, user, password).
user@host:~/public_html/cake13$ vi app/config/database.php
5. Edit the core configuration fileOpen the file app/config/core.php and edit the settings of 'Security.salt' and 'Security.cipherSeed' (I always search for the word 'salt'). Change the strings by entering a new line of random characters, or by changing the existing ones. Note that the value of Security.salt can be alphanumeric, while Security.cipherSeed just uses digits..
user@host:~/public_html/cake13$ vi app/config/core.php
Set PermissionsThe tmp dir needs write permissions. Use chmod -R 777 only in development environments. In production environments the owner of the files need to be the user running the webserver.
user@host:~/public_html/cake13$ cd app/ user@host:~/public_html/cake13/app$ chmod -R 777 tmp/ user@host:~/public_html/cake13/app$ cd ..
The CakePHP installation should now ready and available.
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