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2. Settings and Options (After installation)

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Chapter 1: Installation Instructions

      1.1 Installation Instructions
      1.2 Upgrading to a New Version

 

1.1 Installation Instructions

Follow the installation instructions below exactly. Do the steps as you read through them. The installation instructions below could have been written in a couple of sentences, but have been written to be as comprehensive as possible, so that you get it right the first time and so that you find it to be a simple process.

Step 1. UNZIP THE .ZIP ARCHIVE IN WHICH DOWNLOAD MONITOR PRO CAME

Unzip the .zip archive in which Download Monitor came.

Step 2. CREATE A DATA DIRECTORY

Create a directory called 'data' or whatever you would like to name it. Place it somewhere where the web server cannot access it's contents. Another way of saying this would be to say that you need to create a 'data' directory where it cannot be accessed from a web browser when users are browsing your web site.

Do not create this directory in your public HTML folder because it can create security risks.

The 'data' directory of Download Monitor Pro will be used to store recorded download statistics and other information.
  
Fictional Examples where you can create it:

Create it in for example:
/home/yourdomain.com/data
Let's say that your cgi-bin directory is situated under:  /home/yourdomain.com/cgi-bin
Let's also say your public HTML directory is situated under: /home/yourdomain.com/www


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Step 3. TRANSFER/FTP DATA FILES

When you unzipped the .zip archive of Download Monitor Pro, a 'data' directory should have been extracted. Transfer it's contents to the 'data' directory you have just created in Step 2.


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Step 4. ASSIGN PERMISSIONS

Now, assign the permission setting of 777 to the 'data' directory. Also assign the permission setting of 777 to the files that you just transferred to the 'data' directory.

How do I set/assign permissions to directories and files?


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Step 5. TRANSFER/FTP CGI SCRIPTS FILES

When you unzipped the .zip archive of Download Monitor Pro, a 'cgi-bin' directory should have been extracted. Transfer/Ftp all the files in the 'cgi-bin' directory to your cgi-bin directory on your web host.

You can also for example place the files inside your cgi-bin directory like this:

You can for example place the program script files here:
http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/dlpro


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Step 6. SET PERMISSIONS OF .cgi AND .pm FILES TO 755

Set the permissions of all the .cgi and .pm files that you transferred to your cgi-bin directory to 755 except config.cgi

How do I set/assign permissions to directories and files?


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Step 7. ASSIGN PERMISSIONS OF 777 TO config.cgi

Assign the permission setting of 777 to config.cgi

How do I set/assign permissions to directories and files?


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Step 8. - CREATE A DIRECTORY TO STORE IMAGES

Create a directory called 'images' or whatever you want to call it in your public HTML document folder. Your public HTML document folder would be where you store the HTML files of your web site. Do not create this directory under your cgi-bin directory.

Create it for example in your public HTML directory as follows:
http://www.yourdomain.com/images/


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Step 9. - TRANSFER IMAGE FILES

When you unzipped the zip archive in which Download Monitor Pro came, there were 3 directories. Transfer the contents of the 'images' directory to the directory you have created in the above step.


movie.gif (975 bytes) Watch Video on how to do Step 9 using CuteFTP FTP client.

Step 10. - SET UP THE SYSTEM FROM THE WEB

Now run setup.cgi from your web browser. setup.cgi is located in the cgi-bin directory where you transferred the .cgi and .pm script files. (step 5)

You should type something like the example below to execute setup.cgi in your browser:
http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/dlpro/setup.cgi

 

1.2 Upgrade Instructions

To upgrade your existing copy of Download Monitor Pro, do the following:

1. Download the latest version from here.

2. Unzip the contents of the .zip file after the download.

3. A cgi-bin directory should now have been extracted from the .zip file. Transfer and replace all .cgi and .pm files from the extracted cgi-bin directory over your existing Download Monitor .cgi and .pm script files except config.cgi and setup.cgi. Do not replace config.cgi over your existing one of the Download Monitor Pro installation. Also do not transfer setup.cgi to your installation's cgi-bin directory.

4. Transfer and replace where necessary all your existing files within your installation's 'images' directory with the files in the .zip archive inside the 'html' directory.

The upgrade will now be complete.

 

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