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Installing Software


Our builder offers an easy way to integrate third party software into your website, such as Wordpress.

To access this area, visit the Web Hosting section of your account and create a new or manage an existing site. Click on the "Manage Software" button to view the software packages currently installed in that web hosting server. Just click the Install Software link on the following page to get started installing a new package. You may also manage or remove your software packages from here.

If you're not sure what some available software does, you can perform a web search for more information or read the description we provide for each one. All you will need to do is specify an installation directory within the address you are working. We recommend a designated folder for each package.

Once installation is complete, you will need to enter the configuration area for the software. Any databases required for the software have been created, and usernames and passwords will appear as prefilled with the correct values. The installation process will then complete as per the requirements of the developers.

Using our software manager will make the process much easier and you will be up and running more quickly than before!

Managing Installations

You can manage your installations in this area, allowing you to access the home page of the installed software, access the admin area or the path where the software is installed, as well as delete the software.

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Warning - deleting software here will delete the database created for that software. If the database is deleted in the Databases area, the script will remain in this area, although it will be non-functional.


Wordpress Notes

It's not possible to install to your root folder, so you will need to choose a folder. If you want your installation to load when visiting a root address (ie: subdomain.yourdomain.com instead of it's installed path), you will need to configure an .htaccess file.

Assuming your Wordpress installation path is yourdomain.com/wordpress - this code in the .htaccess file in your root directory will work to redirect your domain address to your wordpress installation folder, while maintaining yourdomain.com as the address in your browser's address bar:

    # BEGIN WordPress redirect
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule %{REQUEST_URI} !^/wordpress/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /wordpress/$1
    RewriteRule ^(/)?$ /wordpress/index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    # END WordPress redirect

Note:If you are wanting to access your wordpress installation as a sub directory within your main website, you do not need to edit the .htaccess file with the above rewrite rules.

Creating the .htaccess file

If you don't have an .htaccess file set up already, just follow these steps:

1. Log into your Bravenet account.
2. Click on the 'Web Hosting' tab.
3. Click on the website you'd like to edit (example: yourdomain.com).
4. Click on 'File Manager'.
5. Click on 'Create File'.
6. Paste in the code above.
7. In file name field enter .htaccess and hit 'create' button.