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Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

Hello -

is there a dumbed down way to install the stack in some dedicated server space?

I am the only person in my org. that has ANY experience with putting a webpage up.

Any help or maybe some documentation for dummies?

Thanks!
Chris

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

Well, it depends on the kind of server, I think. If you can connect it via ssh and run the installer, chances are that it will work. I have managed to install a stack in a server doing that, so you should give it a try. There’s no need to say this, but in case you aren’t able to install the stack, just post here again with a little more detail and I’ll try to help :)

 
Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

ok – i can get access to my server via SSH – but how do I run the installer when in SSH? I have the stack on my desktop, and I can login into the server via the terminal. That is where I am at.

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

What operating system are you using in both your computer and the server? I’ll assume that your server is using an Unix-like system, which is the most common kind of server.

The easiest way to get the stack in your server is using wget

wget http://www.bitnami.com/download/files/stacks/mediawiki/bitnami-mediawiki-1.11.0-1-linux-installer.bin

Once it’s downloaded, you can execute the installer by typing

chmod +x bitnami-mediawiki-1.11.0-1-linux-installer.bin
./bitnami-mediawiki-1.11.0-1-linux-installer.bin —mode text

And from then on, you only have to follow the installer, as it will ask you for the needed data.

Cheers

PS: Notice that before ‘mode text’, there are actually TWO hyphens :)

 
Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

GREAT! Thanks!

OK – Tell me if this process if this process is cool.

1) download the linux stack.
2) upload it to the server via Fetch ( I am on a Mac )
3) log into the terminal via SSH
4) execute the installer by typing the command above.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!

 
Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

Ah – i can’t seem to get SSH access to the server. I can only get FTP access via my password.

Can I execute the chmod command above from the >ftp command line?

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

If the server is using Unix, I think it would be easier to use wget, and download the stack from there.

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

Can I execute the chmod command above from the >ftp command line?

No, you have to use ssh

Can I have a link to the server hosting?

 
Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

I am lost here. The file wget was the mediawiki Linux stack (the link above) and I downloaded that. Are you talking about another program?

 
Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

not exactly sure what you mean…web.mae.cornell.edu?

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

I am lost here. The file wget was the mediawiki Linux stack (the link above) and I downloaded that. Are you talking about another program?

wget is a downloader, so by typing wget http://someserver/somefile.ext you will download ‘somefile.ext’ to the place in where you executed wget.

not exactly sure what you mean…web.mae.cornell.edu?

I meant the place in where you would like to place the mediawiki installation. I was wondering if they had some documentation to read so I could help you better :)

 
Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

Ah, I see. That’s over my head tho. I can tell you that both the linux and .exe stacks are on the server now via FTP.

Its a school server/webspace in the engineering school. I am an arts and science student on an engineering team without one computer science engineer. I know how to use dreamweaver and thats it. (hence my automatic default to upload the entire file via FTP). There is no documentation to speak of, as they are assuming that I should know what I am doing.

I contacted the help desk with your chmod command line, asking him to run it for me. Hopefully that will work. If not, I also asked for SSH access inorder to run the .bin file.

 
Avatar biztsarro 8 post(s)

BY THE WAYTHANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND PATIENCE.

 
Avatar antonio 621 post(s)

I contacted the help desk with your chmod command line, asking him to run it for me. Hopefully that will work. If not, I also asked for SSH access inorder to run the .bin file.

It seems this is a little more complicated than I thought it would be at the first time :(

Are you allowed to run daemons in that server? The MediaWiki stack bundles with Apache (a web server) and MySQL (a database server), and both of them must be running so that the stack will work. If they allow you to do so, they will probably have to configure the server so that your webserver port is accessible from the outside.

BY THE WAYTHANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND PATIENCE.

You’re welcome :)

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