Sytist Manual > Installation

Installing Sytist

To install sytist you will need to be able to unzip a zip file, FTP files to your website and create a database in your hosting control panel. If you do not have a FTP program, google "Filezilla" for a good free one.  (FTP is a program you use to transfer files from your computer to your website).

You can install Sytist: 

In a sub folder


"clients" being the sub folder name.

In the root of your website


You would do this if you plan on using Sytist as your entire website. If you have an existing website, you can still install it in the root and not effect your existing website under you click the "go live" option

In a sub domain


If you install in a sub domain, you will have to create that sub domain first in your hosting control page. BUT BE ADVISED: If you plan on using a SSL / Security Certificate and have it for your main domain, it will not cover your sub domain. You would have to get one for your sub domain also.

You can change where it is installed at a later time if you need to.

Download the zip file

Download the installation files (a zip file) from your order and save it to your computer to a place where you can find it.

Unzip the zip file. Be sure it unzips keeping the folder structure (You should see folders and files)

FTP to your website

Open you FTP program and connect to your website.

Once connected to your website, navigate into the public folder on your website side of the FTP program. The folder could be called "public_html" (for cPanel hosts), httpdocs, etc. Sometimes when you first connect with your FTP program you are already in the public folder.

If you are installing in a sub folder, create that sub folder through your FTP program and then click into that sub folder. Generally your would right click on the server side and select Create Directory.

On the local side of your FTP program (the files on your computer), navigate to the location where you unzipped the installation files. Go INTO the sytist_INSTALLATION_files folder and you will see folders and files that mostly start with a sy- prefix. Select ALL those folders and files and upload them to your website side. (The folders and files INSIDE the sytist_INSTALLATION_files folder) 

Create a MySQL database

While the files are uploading, log into your hosting control panel and go to the database section. You will need to create a new MySQL database. When you create a new database, you will have a database hostname (commonly localhost), name, username and password. You will need that information for the next step. Click here on how to create a MySQL database in cPanel.

Go to the install directory

Once the files have completely uploaded and you have created the database, open your browser and go to {YOUR_WEBSITE_DOMAIN}com/install. This is your domain name /install (the install directory).


Or if installing in a sub folder:

** If you get a page not found, then you probably did not upload the files to the correct place.

On the install page, enter in the database information for the database you created and follow the directions on the page.

One you complete the steps on the install page, you are done! You will be sent to the admin area where you will create your admin username and password and register your sytist. 


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