The following instructions cover uploading and installing Lilina onto your server. By the end of these instructions, you will have a working installation of Lilina set up on your server.
If you are unsure about any of the below, download and run Lilina and the installer will inform you if you meet these requirements.
- PHP 5.2 or higher
- PHP's XML extension (enabled by default)
- PHP's PCRE extension (enabled by default)
- PHP's JSON extension (enabled by default)
- Both PHP's multibyte string extension AND iconv extension
- PHP's cURL extension (disabled by default)
- PHP's Zlib extension (disabled by default)
Download the latest version of Lilina. As of the writing of this document, 1.0 beta 1 is the latest stable version.
If you'd prefer to keep up to date with the very latest features as they're developed, try the development or nightly archives.
Launch your FTP program, and browse into the web-accessible root directory of your site. Extract the
lilina/ directory from the archive you downloaded in step 2 and upload it to this directory.
This document assumes that you're installing to
/public_html/lilina/, which is accessible from the web from
http://example.com/lilina/. You'll need to adjust these to your own server settings.
content/ directory is used by Lilina to store all configuration, plugins and templates. In order for Lilina to be able to use this directory, you need to make it writable by the server.
Making this directory writable changes depending on how your host is set up. Typical settings for this directory are to
chmod the directory and subdirectories to 755, 775 or 777.
Setting this to 777 will enable any user to modify the files. Only do this if you're on a dedicated server, or if you must.
After installation, you may want to remove the write permissions on
content/system/config/settings.php for security. This file contains only your authentication information and the base URL for the installation, and Lilina does not need to change this file after installing.
Head to your Lilina installation in your browser (e.g. http://example.com/lilina/). Follow the in-browser installation process to complete the installation.
Lilina is now installed. If you need help using the administration panel, we have documentation on that. Otherwise, you should be set to go. Congratulations and happy (feed) reading!