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2.13.6.1. Installing MODX

You can install MODX automatically or manually:

Important points:

To install MODX in automatic mode, do the following:

  1. Go to "Hosting My sites"And in the site menu click"Installation CMS»:
  2. In the block "MODx»Click«Install»:
  3. Fill out the form and click "Install»:
    • «Administrator email "- specify the administrator's mail. By default, the field is filled with account mail.
    • «Administrator login "- specify the administrator's login. By default, the standard is substituted in the field admin.
    • «Administrator password "- enter the administrator password or click"Random"To generate it automatically. By default, an automatically generated password is substituted in the field.
    • «Version CMS»- select the appropriate MODX version from the list.
    • «Tongue»- select the required language.
    • «Database»- select one of the existing databases, to which the site will be connected, or click "Create DB"To create a new.
    • «Clear database before installation CMS"- checked box means that the selected database will be cleaned beforehand.
  4. Wait for the installation to complete (at the initial stage, you can cancel it with the appropriate button):When the installation is complete, the status will change to “done»:
  5. Check the site is working. To access the admin panel use data specified during installation.

You can view the data that was specified during installation by clicking on the button with the gear image:

To install the latest MODX version, do the following:
  1. Download from official site on your PC an archive with the distribution of the latest MODX version.
  2. Place the distribution files on the hosting:
    1. Via filemanager or any FTPclient upload the archive to hosting in root directory preliminarily added site.
    2. Unpack downloaded archive with filemanager.
    3. Move the entire contents of the subdirectory modx-X.X.X-pl (Where X.X.X - MODX version number) in root directory.
    4. Rename two files ht.access in .htaccess:
      1. The first one is in root directory.
      2. The second is in a subdirectory core.
  3. Prepare the database:
    • If there is no free database, create new.
    • If there is an unused database, you can clear and use it.
  4. Install:
    1. Open the site in a browser by adding to its address setup (example - example.com/setup).
    2. Select the desired language from the drop-down list and click "Choose»:
    3. Click "Further»:
    4. Select "New installation, specify additional installation parameters and click “Further»:
      • «Rights assigned to the new directory"- specify 0750.
      • «Rights assigned to a new file"- specify 0640.
      • «Disable compression CSS/JS"- leave the checkmark unchecked.
      • «Send X-Powered-By Header"- uncheck the box for security reasons.
    5. Specify your database connection settings and click "Check the connection to the database server and display a list of available mappings»:
      • «Database type"- make sure that mysql.
      • «Database servers"- instead of localhost indicate host (server) address databases.
      • «Database username"- specify Username (login) Database.
      • «Database user password"- specify password database user.
      • «Database name"- specify database name.
      • «Table prefix"- leave the standard prefix modx_ or specify any other at your discretion.
    6. Check the connection encoding and mapping and click "Attempting to create or fetch from a database»:
      • «Connection encoding"- make sure that utf8.
      • «Comparison"- make sure it is selected utf8_general_ci.
    7. Fill in the administrator's details (they will be used to access the site's admin panel) and click "Further»:
      • «Administrator login "- specify the administrator's login.
      • «Administrator email"- specify the administrator's mail.
      • «Administrator password "And"Confirm the password»- enter the administrator password.
    8. Read the report and click “Install»:
    9. Wait for the operation to complete and click "Further»:
    10. Make sure the checkbox to remove installation files is checked and click "To come in»:
  5. Check the site is working.