How to install Oxwall?

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This article describes how to install the Oxwall social networking platform using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

Installing Oxwall

You can have Oxwall up and running on your web site in minutes by using the Softaculous application installer in cPanel.

To install Oxwall using Softaculous, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER section of the cPanel home screen, click any of the options under Categories. The Softaculous installer page appears.

    • It does not matter which option you click under Categories. All of them start the Softaculous installer.

  3. In the Search text box, type oxwall and then press ENTER.

    • Alternatively, you can use the navigation pane on the left side. To do this, click Social Networking, and then click Oxwall.

  4. Click Install. The installation page appears.
  5. In the Choose Protocol list box, select the protocol.

    Note: If you have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select https:// or https://www. If you do not have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select http:// or http://www.

  6. In the Choose Domain list box, select the domain for installation, or accept the default value.
  7. In the In Directory text box, type the directory where you want to install the application, or accept the default value.

    Note: If you want your domain name to go directly to the application, make sure the In Directory text box is blank.

  8. In the Database Name text box, type the name of the database to create for the application, or accept the default value.
  9. In the CRON Job text boxes, type the cron job intervals, or accept the default values.
  10. Cron jobs are tasks that are scheduled to run automatically. If you are unsure of the values you should use, accept the default values.
  11. In the Site Name text box, type the site name. By default, the site name appears in the title bar of users' web browsers when they visit your site.
  12. In the Site Description text box, type the site description.
  13. In the Admin Username text box, type the administrator username.
  14. In the Admin Password text box, type the administrator password.

    Note: Make sure that you choose a strong password! The Softaculous installer provides a ranking for your password's strength, and turns green when the password is strong. Alternatively, you can click the Random Password icon icon next to the Admin Password text box, and Softaculous generates a strong, random password for you.

  15. In the Real Name text box, type the display name for the administrator.
  16. In the Admin Email text box, type the site administrator e-mail address.
  17. Click the Advanced Options icon icon to expand Advanced Options.
  18. If you do not want to receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available, select the Disable Update Notifications check box.
  19. To receive site configuration information after the installation is complete, type an e-mail address in the Email installation details to text box.
  20. Review the installation options and settings, and then click Install. When installation is complete, Softaculous provides information about the application's configuration.



After you install Oxwall and visit the administrative URL, you may receive the following message:

  • Oxwall can't connect to update server. Seems you need to enable `url_fopen` in your php settings.

To resolve this issue, you must use a custom php.ini file and enable the allow_url_fopen directive.


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