Tutorial: GigKalender Installation

GigKalender: v1.2

Preliminary remarks:

First download the current version of the GigKalender at Downloads. For the further steps you need:

  • a ZIP program: To unpack the ZIP file. Modern operating systems already have it on board. Otherwise 7-Zip is recommended.
  • a text editor: A simple text editor is sufficient (under Windows e.g. 'Notepad'), alternatively PSPad.
  • a FTP program: An FTP program is required to copy the GigKalender files from your local hard disk to the webspace of your website. I suggest WinSCP.
  • a web browser: Any modern web browser is suitable, e.g. Firefox or Seamonkey.

01 - Unpacking

Unpack the ZIP file on your local hard disk.

02 - Open gigkalender.ini.php in the editor

Open gigkalender.ini.php in the editor

In the folder of the GigCalendar there is the file gigkalender.ini.php. Open it in the editor.

03 - Customize MySQL Connection Data

Customize MySQL Connection Data

In the first lines are the information about the connection to the MySQL database to be specified.

Note: If you download the GigKalender on webspace of a webhoster you will get the necessary information e.g. in the customer area or also on request at the web host.

04 - Customize table prefix

Customize table prefix

The GigKalender can be connected to itself but also to other systems can be installed in parallel. To install the individual installations on the MySQL database, there is the Table prefix.

If you want to install the GigKalender only once, leave this line unchanged.

05 - Customize GigCalendar path

Customize GigCalendar path

In the next line you have to specify where or in which folder the GigKalender is installed. The specification can be relative or absolute can be made. However, it is recommended that you specify the absolute path with concluding slash as in the example.

Note: If at the bottom on the backend the PaderDesign and CreativeCommons logos are visible, the path has been set correctly. If not, try the relative path specification.

06 - Copy files to webspace

Copy files to webspace

07 - Access the installation

Access the installation

08 - Start the installation

Start the installation

09 - Continue installation

Continue installation

10 - Finish the installation

Finish the installation

11 - Installation completed

Installation completed

12 - Rename installation folder

Rename installation folder